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Soccer Team Bayern Munich Fakes Signing to Boost Facebook Likes

There are marketing companies whose entire job is to figure out how to boost an organization’s social media profile. I’m guessing none of those marketing firms would recommend deceiving your fan base to do so, but that’s what German soccer club Bayern Munich did.

Early Thursday, the soccer team announced on its Facebook page that it had signed a new offense player. They said they would have a press conference later in the day to announce the signing, and fans had to “like” their group on Facebook to see it.

Low and behold, they had not signed a player. Instead they drove fans to the Facebook page to promote a new app. They eventually apologized to their fans after suffering some backlash. Here’s the translation of the message from Bing:

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Did too Much Sex with Melissa Satta Lead to Kevin-Prince Boateng’s Injury?

A.C. Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is out with a thigh injury sustained last weekend against Inter and is likely to miss four weeks. The Italian press and fans are giggling over a recent interview by his girlfriend and are wondering if too much sex has led to his injuries.

SI model Melissa Satta, who is dating Boateng, told Vanity Fair that she likes to have sex 7-10 times per week. She also told them her preferred sex position is on top.

Naturally it’s led to questions if all the sex has led to leg injuries for Boateng. After all, didn’t Lawrence Taylor used to send hookers to the rooms of opposing running backs before games to tire out their legs? And if sex led to an injury for Boateng, he wouldn’t be the first athlete we’ve covered who got hurt during sex.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Was in Separate Wing Of Hotel Doing Yoga When Deadly Shooting Occurred in Lobby

When a deadly shooting occurred inside the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel lobby on Tuesday in Vancouver, the U.S. Women’s soccer team was not far away. In fact, they were in the same hotel. According to the Vancouver Sun, a man is his 20s was shot multiple times and killed. No players or staff from the U.S. team witnessed the incident, but the shooting occurred a bit too close for comfort as Hope Solo shared with us on Twitter:

“Saved by our instant Yoga session,” Solo wrote. “Was about to walk to Starbucks when all hell broke loose in the lobby of our hotel! Life is precious…”

Fortunately, the team was in a separate wing of the hotel when the shooting occurred and no players or staff are believed to have been near the lobby. The incident was supposedly a targeted one, but still frightening for the soccer team nonetheless. There have been no arrests and no information is known about any potential suspects.  Thank God for yoga.

H/T to Dirty Tackle for the story

Careless Goalie Gives Up Pathetic Goal (Video)

Real Socieded keeper Enaut Zubikarai isn’t exactly the slickest cat around. The dude surrendered six goals Tuesday during Copa del Rey play in a 6-1 loss to Mallorca. The fourth goal he allowed was easily the most embarrassing.

Mallorca’s Gonzalo Castro was hiding away slyly, and as soon as Zubikarai dropped the ball, it was on. Check the video:

What an idiot! Don’t forget to use the go-go gadget eyes in the back of your head next time, clown.

Thanks to Dirty Tackle for providing some of the info.

Angry Soccer Fan Kicks Bleachers, Falls Three Rows (Video)

Soccer fans have been known to do some dumb crap when they’re angry. Whether it be punching a player in the face, trying to run a ref over with a motorized scooter, or lighting a section of a stadium on fire, they aren’t exactly the most reasonable bunch of people at all hours of the day.  Come to think of it, soccer fans do some pretty idiotic things when they’re happy too.  At least this particular fan was only hurting himself when he became upset with the way his team was playing. Check out this hilarious video that Dirty Tackle shared with us:

There has to be a better way of kicking a seat than that.  Trust me, I’ve kicked a few seats at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park in my day.  There’s a balanced and professional way to go about it.  He was probably drinking, you say?  No excuse.  If you’re going to fall three rows trying to express your frustration, you’re probably safer watching from the couch at home.

Drogba Rides Stephen Warnock Like a Cowboy

Didier Drogba went a wee bit crazy on Stephen Warnock during Chelsea’s match with Aston Villa Saturday. After falling on top of Warnock, Drogba rode the defender like a cowboy. As you can see, the entire incident was slightly disturbing. Video below.

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Soccer Fan Karen Bell Gets Married in Manchester City Wedding Dress (Picture)

I don’t care how big of a fan you think you are of your favorite team, Karen Bell has you beat. You may have memorabilia lining your bedroom, 15 jerseys, and three pairs of underwear with your favorite team’s logo on them. Heck, you may even sleep in sheets that are plastered with that same logo. But did you or your wife get married in a detailed wedding dress with your favorite team’s colors and logo all over it? I didn’t think so. Check out this Manchester City wedding dress that Dirty Tackle passed along:

Checkmate, right?

“We wanted to do something different because we have both been married before.” Bell explained to the Manchester Evening News. “It was a labour of love. I was at the sewing machine six nights a week.”

We’ve seen soccer fans do worse, I suppose.  As far as we know she didn’t bring a dead body to a game or light a section of a stadium on fire.  This is good, clean fun if nothing else.