First off, right up until the end, this is the most boring streaker video we have ever seen. They guy runs out with some kind of Afro wig on and then no one chases him. And when security does start to close in, they don’t seem real interested in tackling his naked behind. (Would you?)
Finally, a soccer player on the yellow team takes matters into his own hands and steer tackles the guy. (Rather well for a soccer player, we might add.)
The result? He gets a yellow card from the obviously “pro male nudity” referee, the player argues, and then is given a red card–meaning he’s out of the game and must stay after school for detention for a week . . . or something like that. You’d think the ref would be happy to get the game going again but NOOOOOOO! The video is mostly Safe For Work as it was taken from quite a distance and the streaker seems to be as well endowed as a Ken doll.
Anyone else remember the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story?” In it, little Ralphie wants nothing more than a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas, but all the adults in his life keep telling him that he’ll “shoot his eye out.” Apparently UK soccer star Ashley “Deadeye” Cole never saw that movie or he would not have pulled a 22 caliber air rifle out of a box in the locker room at soccer training camp for the Chelsea and ‘accidentally’ shot an intern working for the club. We’re putting accidentally in quotes because it’s odd that with all the other players and staff around, he manages to hit the only person who’s not on salary with the club. What are the odds of that? And he just happened to have the gun with him and just happened to pull it out at that time, and just happened not to know it was loaded? Either this Cole guy is a complete moron (possible with soccer players) or this just might not have been as much of an ‘accident’ as the club is letting on.
Wonder how soon before the intern has a full time paid job with Chelsea . . . to keep his mouth shut.
Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has allegedly shot and wounded an intern at the club after “larking” around with an air rifle, according to the News of the World. The incident happened last Sunday at the Chelsea’s Cobham training ground when Cole took the .22 gun from a box, not realising it was loaded, and accidentially fired at Tom Cowan, 21, from just five feet away.
A source told the News of the World: “It’s truly inconceivable that a Premier League footballer could bring a gun to the training ground.
“But Ashley pulled the rifle from a box and started larking about with it in the changing room, not realising it was loaded. It ended up pointed at Tom just five feet away. “The gun went off with a loud pop and Tom screamed as this lead pellet hit him in the side. It went through his clothing and into his flesh.”
Not sure who either of the guys are in this incident, but you would think they would know better than to say something like that during a broadcast, even if they thought their microphones were off.
Basically it comes down to them questioning if this young female referee even under stood what “off sides” was in soccer, in large part because, well, she’s a woman and women folk don’t understand this complicated rule. (Below the video of the incident is a video make by comedian John Cleese three years ago that explains how complicated the soccer off sides rule really is.) Actually, from my limited experience reporting on soccer stories for BadJocks, it seems that the off-sides rule is used, more often than not, by home town referees to disallow almost goal made by the visiting team. The results is usually rioting by visiting fans.
Andy Gray, the Sky Sports presenter at the centre of a sexism storm following derogatory comments about a female official, has been sacked by the broadcaster in response to “new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour”. Sky Sports’ managing director Barney Francis, who yesterday disciplined both Gray and Richard Keys for their comments, said he had “no hesitation” in summarily terminating Gray’s contract.
“Andy Gray’s contract has been terminated for unacceptable behaviour. After issuing a warning yesterday, we have no hesitation in taking this action after becoming aware of new information today,” he said. Sky said in a statement that the new evidence related to “an off-air incident that took place in December 2010″ and “came to light after Andy Gray had already been subjected to disciplinary action for his comments of 22 January 2011″.