Thursday, July 31, 2008

Comedy Spots: South African Players Practice "Safe" Football

Mandla Mnyakama wrote for iol.co.za about football players in South Africa finding a creative way to keep their socks up:

As part of their pre-match kitting up, some Cape Town soccer players are slipping on condoms on their feet, so that their socks can stay up longer during matches.These creative sportsmen have discovered an innovative way of using condoms to secure and keep up their football socks, in the absence of expensive soccer socks, elastic or rubber bands.

Condoms strewn on sportsfields in informal settlements have, of late, become a common sight.That they can be obtained free is an added bonus.

Bandile Nginingini, 20, of the Young Cosmos Football Club, said he always popped in at a shop to grab four condoms before weekend soccer matches."I wish that we could get proper soccer kit support so that we can stop this and let the condoms be used for its real purpose," he said.

You can check the full article here.

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Spartak Moscow defender, Radoslac Kovac, fouls a streaker and gets a yellow card:


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