Posts tagged football
Posts tagged football
Will ask @_ami_d for help on that….
David Beckham hugged his team-mates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation for the last time.
BECKS IS CRYING. HE IS CRYING.
*buries face into hijab and sobs*
Love or hate him, his passion for football is inspiring.
He knows the game is more than him. It’s more than anyone.
And he has always respected it.
I will always admire him for that.
And his sarong. <3
This is sad. Quite sad. Iker is a doll. And today, he was a sad doll.
Jose Mourinho thrown off of pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo ejected.
Atletico Madrid win Copa del Rey.
CR7 in despair and disbelief.
At least Real Madrid won’t do anything ridiculous like throw the trophy under a bus.
You win some, you lose some and then you and your perfect hair get a red.
More on this incredible Madrid derby : http://deadspin.com/copa-del-rey-ends-in-havoc-ronaldo-sent-off-fights-d-508321367
So here is this image by a German artist named Nabi Nara.
I have no idea what the hell the other pictures are trying to say and I don’t really care.
I am not interested in politicizing, ostracizing or sexualizing a s/he discussion on burqas.
However, I do like this *specfic* image. Whether or not it’s a part of a larger exhibit, I am not sure.
But it resonates with me.
It reinforces that whatever someone appears to be - don’t be misled. They may be able to school you on the pitch.
To think that a woman may not be interested in sports, art or music because of her customs, beliefs or whether she is (un)veiled is absurd and ignorant.
She can smash assumptions.
I don’t wear a burqa but I am confident that I can keep up or beat a lot of people. The same people who look at me and assume because I am a woman of colour, a mother and a wife -wearing a headscarf- that *I* can’t play.
So will my daughter.
Football is for all of us.
Caption was “Sincerely, who rocks more?”
Why is this even a question?
In honour of Becks announcing his retirement, I am sharing my all-time favourite pic of David Beckham.
Full statement via David Beckham’s facebook page:
“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realised those dreams.
To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. I’m honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch.
I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period. I also want to thank Simon Fuller and his team for their continued support.
I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.”
Here’s a piece with some great vid.
******Also adding this video because it highlights his humility and how much Becks respects other players and how he loves the beautiful game.*****
endnote: and any chance I get to post about Zizou, I will. <3
THIS WOMAN IS AN AMAZING AT FREESTYLE.
I can do like 5 keep-ups. So yeah, I am FLOORED.
Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba hits back at the racists who abused him in Sunday’s heated Istanbul derby against Fenerbahce.
Good on Drogba. Why should he stay silent?
MUNICH – Helping their players to fulfil their religious duties, German football giants Bayern Munich have decided to build a mosque to help Muslim footballers to perform their prayers.The German fo…
Well, isn’t this interesting. Bayern Munich to respect worship needs of Muslim footballers and supporters.
Wonder what Angela Merkel’s thoughts are on this. Oh wait.
No one cares.
Multiculturalism will not fail (in Bundesliga anyway) as long as footballers from diverse backgrounds keep kicking butt on the pitch.
That’s right. Acceptance and tolerance of different people lives in the fate of a football.
Wonder if the prayer space is open to women as well.
Only way to find out is to go to Munich and attend a match at Allianz Arena stadium. :)