Spain seems to be hell-bent on cementing itself as the worst-run major European soccer federation. The latest head-scratching move comes from the recently concluded investigation by the league’s “anti-violence committee” into Gerard Piqué for his crime of being outspoken and hilarious on Twitter.
It’s only natural that the biggest rivalry in all of soccer is regularly fraught with verbal jabs and needles back and forth, as Barcelona and Real Madrid fans and players seek to show up their eternal enemies. This season has already offered a few moments ripe for the kind of hilarious sparring everyone should love.…
Like, c'mon. This shouldn't be legal. Sure, it's only the Catalan Supercup, but Espanyol are a real team and Luis Suárez still had to juke the defender out of his shorts before chipping an outrageous pass onto the head of Gerard Piqué. Here's the vine:
One of the key findings of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong is that soccer, more than any other team sport, is a weak link game: matches are won and lost, and championships and relegation are secured, by the genius and quality of a club's superstars, but even more so by the leaden boots,…
Your morning roundup for April 21, the day after McDonald's "National Hiring Day" in Cleveland got real. Real violent. Like, spitting in faces and hitting people with cars violent.
This photo of Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been making the rounds, with the expected chatter. Ibra had this to say to a reporter: "Come to my house with your sister and see if I'm queer." [via Dirty Tackle]