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Phil Scolari: People don’t like Cristiano Ronaldo because he has sex with so many women

Because he is one of the most popular athletes in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of the most hated. Fans of rival soccer clubs loathe Ronaldo for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the fact that they’re threatened by his ability and hate his cocky attitude. If you ask Cristiano himself, he might tell you that the haters get on him because he’s so handsome and wealthy.

Former Chelsea and Portugal manager Phil Scolari agrees with Ronaldo, albeit in a slightly more detailed manner.

“Some people do not like him because he is a great player, good-looking and has sex with all the ladies,” Scolari told SporTV Arena according to Sambafoot. “People get jealous. As a person he is spectacular, wonderful. He works socially like no other. He’s a good team-mate, a great footballer, and a great friend.”

Scolari also said that if it weren’t for that damn Lionel Messi, Ronaldo would be all set. Unfortunately, Messi has done a good job of stepping all over the whole “Ronaldo is the best in the world” thing.

“The only bad thing about Cristiano’s life is Messi,” Scolari continued. “If it wasn’t for Messi, Cristiano would be the best player in the world for five consecutive years.”

If only, if only. If you have to be hated by a large amount of people, it might as well be because you get so much action. There are surely a few people out there that would argue that they hate Ronaldo because he’s an actor on the pitch, but he’ll probably stick with the sex thing. It makes him sound cooler.

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Silvio Berlusconi allegedly had a stripper perform in a Ronaldinho mask

If you’re on top of current world affairs, you’ll know AC Milan owner and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is currently on trial for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute.

At said trial for said unsavory allegations one model took the stand Monday against the former Italian leader and revealed lurid and, at times, bizarre details of Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” parties (read: sex parties). Imane Fadil testified about her first party, during which the prime minister told her “Don’t be offended” and gave her 2,000 euros. She alleges to have seen models stripping out of nun costumes that night for Berlusconi. Later in her testimony, Fadil recounted this disturbing image, via AFP:

At another party Fadil said she saw a young Brazilian model “with an AC Milan jersey and a Ronaldinho mask, who stripped down to her thong.”

Ronaldinho, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, joined Milan in 2008 and left for Brazilian club Flamengo in 2011. I guess that’s when he just wasn’t doing it for Berlusconi anymore.

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Columbian soccer player Teofilo Gutierrez kicked off team, reportedly threatened teammates with a paintball gun

When Racing Club striker Teofilo Gutierrez was sent off during a 4-1 loss to Independiente on Saturday, he took with him his fourth red card since joining the team last February. He may not have known, however, that it would turn out to be his last. After he was kicked out of the game for insulting a referee, Racing Club was left a player short in a match that they were only trailing by a goal. Gutierrez’s teammates reportedly got on his case about receiving yet another red card and things turned ugly.

According to Reuters, Gutierrez threatened to shoot his teammates with a paintball gun in the locker room after the game. That’s right, a paintball gun. As a result, club president Gaston Cogorno says he will no longer be a part of the team. Gutierrez had scored 22 goals in 35 matches with the club.

Have you ever played paintball? Getting shot with a paintball gun hurts and can leave quite a welt, but Gutierrez’s threat wasn’t exactly up to Gilbert Arenas’ standards. That being said, it is further proof that this dude had several screws loose. Forget the four red cards in slightly over a year — who keeps a paintball gun on them in the locker room?

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Alex Morgan’s boyfriend says the two are ‘going to be together for a very long time’

Sorry if you were one of the thousands of eager males who sent marriage proposals to Alex Morgan during the World Cup — you don’t have a chance — if her boyfriend has anything to say about it, that is.

Servando Carrasco has been together with Morgan since the two played soccer at Cal together in college. Though the two were in opposite parts of the country playing professionally, they said Skype was the key to their relationship. And even though Morgan has exploded in popularity — she’s thrown out the first pitch at an MLB game and posed in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition — the two are still together.

Carrasco helped organize a deal for Morgan to be traded to Seattle so they could play in the same city. He also told The Seattle Times he sees the two staying together regardless of how much attention Morgan gets.

“In my eyes, she’s the same girl that I met in college. Nothing’s changed in our relationship,” Carrasco said. “We’re going to be together for a very long time. She’s a very down-to-earth girl. She doesn’t let all of the attention get to her.

“She’s been so successful lately, but she still has that same work ethic. The sky’s the limit for her, and I think the Olympics coming up is going to be a great stage for her. I’m sure she’s going to do some amazing things this summer. There’s a lot of opportunities coming up for her and I’m extremely proud of her.”

Carrasco’s comments are not surprising. Last September, Morgan even said all the attention she was receiving was a little weird, so it’s no surprise to hear she hasn’t changed.

Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini dies after collapsing on pitch during match (Video)

The soccer world is in mourning after Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini collapsed on the pitch from cardiac arrest on Saturday and later died.

Morosini fell to the ground at the 31st minute during a Serie B match at Pescara. A doctor at the hospital where Morosini was taken to said the 25-year-old, who had been on loan from Serie A squad Udinese, was dead upon arrival. Livorno held a 2-0 lead before the contest was suspended. Matches across the country have been postponed in wake of the news of the Morosini’s death.

The scene on the pitch after Morosini collapsed was terrifying. The Livorno bench became hysterical as it tried to get the attention of the referee. Members of both sides were visibly upset as medical crews scrambled to give aide. A defibrillator was used on Morosini, along with CPR. He reportedly was still conscious as he left the pitch.

This tragedy comes nearly a month after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match in London. Muamba fell into a coma but ultimately survived. He is still under intensive care.

Video via Deadspin

David Beckham will be first male to appear solo on cover of ‘Elle Magazine’

Once again, David Beckham is set to make history. He won’t be doing so by becoming the first soccer player to ink a second $250 million deal with an MLS team, however. This time, Beckham is making magazine history. According to the Daily Mail, Beckham is set to become the first ever male to appear by himself on the cover of Elle Magazine.

For those who are unfamiliar with the publication, Elle is a women’s magazine based in the United Kingdom that focuses on women’s fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. Men have appeared on the cover on rare occasions when accompanied by a female, but never has a man gone solo on the cover of Elle. Since the magazine caters to a female audience and females love looking at Becks, it makes sense that he would be the first.

Unlike the picture of Beckham that caused a controversy when it was distributed to thousands of schools and community centers across the U.K., he’s probably free to show as much as he wants on the cover of Elle. I doubt the magazine’s regular readers will complain.

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Wojciech Szczesny pretends to drink beer that’s thrown onto field (Pictures)

You know how sports people sometimes like to use the phrase “just take what the opponent gives you?” On an afternoon where Arsenal defeated Manchester City 1-0 and Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny came away with a shutout, Szczesny decided to take that advice and apply it to the fans. As you can see from the photo above, a frustrated fan threw a beer onto the pitch in the 87th minute after Arsenal took a 1-0 lead late in the game. As you can see from the photo below, Szczesny proceeded to pick the beer up and pretend to take a swig.

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