August 3rd, 2010
Rio Ferdinand: King of The Twitterverse
Fresh off of his jaunt to the South of France, Rio was in London last week to reveal the Elite Spartan Squad for the launch of Halo: Reach on Xbox 360. No, we don’t know what those words mean either, but if Halo is good enough for Becks and Rio then it’s good enough for us.
When Rio Ferdinand joined Twitter (after having to withdraw from the World Cup due to injury) there was a collective squeal at Kickette HQ.
Of course we were devastated that our already issued-up England team was without our favorite #5 in South Africa, but we knew relief would come: an unrestricted Rio would bring some LOLz. After all, he is responsible for this gem of epically wondrous entertainment.
So yes, we have smiled at some of RF’s tweets, but we have also been schooled. And so, Kickettes, do join us for The Top Five Things We Have Learned About Rio Ferdinand From Twitter:
1) He appreciates a clean public loo:
You may be surprised to find out that Rio takes the train to travel round old Blighty just like the masses. Also not unlike the masses, Rio takes issue with dirty public toilets and likes to make note when he’s found a clean one. We’ll leave this one short, as to comment on anything else bathroom related would be unladylike. And, we are nothing if not ladylike.
2) He likes telly shows that fall under the “So Bad It’s Good” category:
Dragons Den is on! Leyla is 1 of the most sure footed pitchers I’ve seen on here! Batting off questions like Brian Lara! 0 investment tho!
Hold on BB is on, it’s saved the night! This new geek in the house has a tattoo on his chest, he needs 2 do some press ups maaaan!
Dragon’s Den and Big Brother are the current favorites. This is encouraging, as we take it as a sign that Rio is open to any and all forms of reality TV. Can you imagine him on Strictly wearing some sparkly trousers and a ruffle shirt? We can and pray our carefully constructed voodoo spell can make it so.
3) He is a very hip daddy:
what a day,I am wounded! Fred the red came 2 kick around with the kids,fireman sam came 2 put out the fires and I done the hide n seek game,wow!
This is my saturday tweeple,taking in some Igglepiggle! The kids in this place are hypnotised by the show, its quality!
Rio’s son Lorenz celebrated his 4th birthday recently and the celebrations included a trip to see the In The Night Garden live show and a cracking party. Well, cracking by the standards of 4 year-olds and people who are constantly drunk. Manchester United mascot Fred The Red and Fireman Sam were both there to entertain the kiddies.
Rio did face a hardship, however, when tasked with buying his son’s birthday cake:
My boy asked for a footy cake for his birthday, is it a bit mad that I opted for the one with daddy on it? Ego moment!
Btw I done that self checkout in Tesco’s to save the shame of a checkout girl/guy noticing me buying a cake with a pic of ME on it!
4) Doesn’t like daredevil sports; prefers board games:
That base jumping looks craaaazy! Jumping off buildings ain’t my type a thing at all….I’d rather play ‘guess who’!
What board game would you like to play with Rio? We’d be up for some “naughty words” Scrabble. Some strip Connect 4 perhaps?
5) He uses moisturizing shower gel and is not afraid to talk about it:
Up, showered and feeling fresh! Using a cocoa butter shower gel at the moment-great whiff!
Are you picturing it? We are.
Random Rio bonus factoid: apparently these shoes are back in fashion. At today’s new season launch for his shoe collection FIVE By Rio Ferdinand for Strutt Men it was all about the boat shoes. Who knew?