October 11th, 2011
Ryan Giggs: Mounted & Ready For Action
It’s like grown-up Subbuteo. For pervy people. Image: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe.
Admittedly there isn’t a great deal of room in our office, but if we ever had a reason to locate and work out how to switch on the vacuum cleaner, this would be it. Our own footballer. In all his glorious be-suited buffness. Willing and able to fulfill our every sordid fantasy.
And concreted to a plinth so he can’t escape if he changes his mind.
Javier Zanetti picked up the ‘Football Legend’ award. Which also involved shoe removal. Images: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe.
Oh, we’re just funning with ya. These images are not in fact a glimpse at the ‘special offers’ section in our office equipment catalogue. They are shots of some of the internationally renowned players who gathered in Monaco last night for the Golden Foot Ceremony – a career award decided by a jury according to a set of rather random criteria.
The ten nominees for the Golden Foot included Javier Zanetti, Luis Figo and Xavi Hernandez, but it was veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs who walked away (yeah, we’re funny, we know) with the prize, which, when you take all the unnecessary pomp out of it, is the opportunity to leave his footprints in some wet concrete.
Honestly though? We preferred our interpretation of the event. But if you insist on being sensible, do you think Giggsy was the right man for the win? When you consider who he was up against?