Rescinded Red

Oh the media monkeys and their junket junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomime. Throw their invites away.

Headlines: Little Mickey Back to Liverpool?

michael-owenMichael Owen may return to Liverpool in January. (The Beautiful Game)

Rafa Marquez may be bending it like Beckham. (MLS Rumors)

Why Zizou is not “ZiZi.” (The Offside)

Greek player booked for tripping a pitch invader. (Off The Post)

Drogba forbidden from getting his freak on in Miami (The Original Winger)

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Is Inter Tapping Up Drogba?

didier-drogbaDidier Drogba may be moving to Italy, after reports emerged of an illicit Monday night dinner with Inter Milan executives.

Drogba allegedly had dinner with Inter Milan Sporting Director Marco Branca, Inter manager Jose Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes and his own agent.

Mourinho denied knowledge of the dinner.  ”I don’t know where Branca was, I was at dinner at Cernobbio,” he said. ”I know absolutely nothing about this story.

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari betrayed his perturbment when questioned about it.  ”I do not sleep with him,” retorted Scolari. ”Where he was last night? I don’t know. I am not a policeman for my players.”

The 30-year-old sparked transfer rumos over the summer, though he eventually decided to stay with Chelsea.  His career peaked at Chelsea, under Mourinho’s guidance, though a reunification with Drogba did not concern him when he called the Ivorian a diver.

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Headlines: Maradona Gone Already?

maradonaAfter just two weeks, Maradona may resign as Argentina manager. (Sports Illustrated)

Ives was not pleased about Landon’s Honda Award. (Soccer by Ives)

Drogba flicks off, throws coin at Burnley fans. (FourFourTwo)

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys the comfort of his own bed (Chickendinner)

Jermaine Pennant proposes in a graveyard, kind of creepy. (Dirty Tackle)

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Headlines: Sepp Blatter Hit and Run?

Sepp Blatter was in a hit and run accident, removed the number plate from his Mercedes before he fled (Soccerlens)

Eduardo “three weeks away” from a return (Arsenal.com)

Beckham loan may be worth £10m to A.C. Milan (Sports Business)

Does EPL popularity negatively affect the MLS? (American Soccer Spot)

Mourinho admits Drogba is a diver (The Guardian)

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FA to Become Thought Police

The English FA is investigating a claim made in Didier Drogba’s autobiography to determine whether he “brought the game into disrepute.”

Discussing his sending off in the Champions League final, Drogba wrote: “I have seen the match on video and I believe I should not have been sent off with three minutes to go.  If I had punched (Vidic), I would have understood.  Now I wish I had.”

How does the FA regulate someone’s feelings or intentions?  

If wanting to punch someone is akin to punching them, should we start showing red cards because someone wished they had raised a boot on a tackle?  Should we allow goals because the striker wanted to score?  Will the FA institute a Minority Report-style regime to monitor players’ thoughts?

Is the alleged infraction the thought itself, or admitting it to the public?  Does freedom of speech not exist in England?  Does the FA really want a precedent that being honest means bringing the game into disrepute?

John Terry can rugby-tackle someone with impunity, but Drogba thinking, in an offhanded manner, about punching someone is “disreputable”?  Absurd.

The worst part is that this forces at least one poor FA flunky to have to read Didier Drogba’s autobiography.

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