The Premier League season is only several weeks old yet diving is in mid-season form. Eduardo’s dive against Celtic in the Champions League set the European standard while Wayne Rooney dove like he was going down on a 70 year old hooker last weekend against Arsenal. Latin America isn’t going to take this increasing trend standing up. Witness one of the worst dives you will ever see. An added bonus is one of the worst refereeing decisions in the history of sports.
The video ended before it could catch a man in a bumblebee costume paying off the ref on the touchline. He yelled, “Ay ay ay! No es bueno!” and ran off into the tunnel. Just another shady ass day in Latin American soccer. Your move, Italy.
One more post for today before I leave my mom’s basement. We forgot to post the full version of Nike’s “The Next Level” commercial featuring more Nike-sponsored footballers than you can shake a stick at. I guess Guy Ritchie had to find something to do while his wife fights the Malawian authorities, freaks Justin Timberlake and pretends to kiss underage girls.
1. I thought I spotted a John Terry lookalike around :43. I doubt it because Chelsea’s sponsored by Adidas.
Here’s a preview of Guy Ritchie’s new Nike Football commercial which will be shown in its entirety during today’s Champions League match between Manchester United and Barcelona. It features Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, William “Wah” Gallas, Marco Materazzi, and Arsene Wenger. Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ruud Van Horseyface also appear in the ad.