Carlos Valderrama has straightened his hair…
You can try an un-see this post from curly-haired Colombian legend, Carlos Valderrama, but it won’t work.
PSG unveil new collection with Jordan
The latest instalment of the ‘football x basketball’ collection has arrived. Read more about it here.
Remembering Nigeria’s gold medalists…
21 years on from Nigeria’s triumphant gold medalists of the 1996 Olympic Games, Biritsh magazine, Mundial paid tribute to the amazing achievements of the legendary side with an Instagram post and lengthy caption. Look at that squad; Finidi George, Jay-Jay Ockocha, Nwankwo Kanu and more. Pure gold.
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🏆 – It’s a story of overcoming huge odds. A story of immeasurable dedication from players, managers, fans. A story of a chicken dance shown to the world. It’s the story of Nigeria becoming the first African team to win Olympic gold, told by those who were there. In 1996, Nigeria was ruled by a dictator. The country was an international pariah. The people needed hope. Enter the Dream Team. A team featuring Sunday Oliseh, Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babyaro, Jay-Jay Okocha, Taribo West. A team that would go on to beat Argentina in the Gold Medal match in Atlanta. “I can’t really talk about these guys without getting emotional,” Ed Keazor, a Nigerian historian tells us. “I don’t think I can actually convey to you what they meant to us at a time in our history when we needed something positive to celebrate.“ When we ask Ed if he was doing Babyaro’s chicken dance when celebrating the goal in Lagos, he replies: “No, we didn’t dance because you see, right now, a deity was dancing. When a deity is dancing, you don’t dance. When the masquerade is dancing, you hear the masquerade. Let’s just say a few glasses of beer were spilt everywhere, you know, on people’s clothes and they didn’t particularly mind. There was lots of jumping, the floor was vibrating.“ Episode 6 of GIANT is now available on @Spotify. It’s the last of the series. We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to it. (Image: @welloffside)
Holidaying with the Messis… again
Last week we had a beer with Lionel and now, a welcome dip in the sea as one of the greatest players of all-time is caught candidly once again by his partner, Antonela Roccuzzo.
Feyenoord’s announcement of Leroy Fer’s return…
A cool video worthy of such a player, Feyenoord are clearly excited by the return of Leroy Fer to Rotterdam.