It’s been a big few days in sport and not merely all the news on bottle movements at EURO 2020 press conferences. So much, in fact, that B&T’s assembled not one but six clangers for your amusement today.
Cricket player hits six, smashes own car window
A batsman playing in the Halifax Cricket League in the UK has found instant internet fame after he clobbered a massive six, only for the ball to smash through the back window of his very own car parked in the oval’s carpark.
Asif Ali was batting for Illingworth St Mary’s Cricket Club in a game against Sowerby St Peters in Yorkshire when he rocked back and smashed a massive six over the boundary ropes. As the video and image show, it proved a costly hit to Ali’s Vauxhall Zafira Ecoflex.
To make matters worse, Illingworth lost the game by seven wickets. Check out Ali’s smashing shot below:
Baseball umpire wears one straight to baby maker
A baseball pitch can be delivered by pro players well over the 100m/ph mark (that’s 160k/ph) and that power was on show over the weekend at a College World Series game between NC State and Stanford at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park. Stanford’s pitcher let a ball fly only for the umpire, who was mic’d up, to wear the loose throw straight in the genitalia. Empathise with the agonising pain below:
Umpire Cam + Nut Shot + Audio. 🤢😲😭 pic.twitter.com/1uMsXDIrTC
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 19, 2021
IKEA jumps on EURO Coke press conference furore
Strangely, the current EURO 2020 tournament has been overshadowed by players moving bottles during the press conference. It all began when Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removed Coke bottles, telling people to drink water instead and reportedly sending Coke’s share price plummeting a cool $A5.2 billion.
Now DIY home furnisher IKEA has jumped on the global press the incident garnered, unveiling a $1.99 reusable water bottle it’s named the ‘Cristiano’.
The bottle’s reportedly for sale via IKEA’s Instagram page and comes with the message ‘Drink water, sustainably’.
Scantily clad pitch invader stops EURO game to spruik cryptocurrency
A pitch invader has gotten around costly EURO sponsorships by running out on the pitch during the Finland-Belgium game with “WTF Coin” written large across her black singlet top. WTF Coin is apparently Bitcoin’s main rival.
The woman made it to the halfway line before being pounced on by security who quickly covered up the message across the woman’s stomach. Security later chastened for being too touchy and heavy-handed with the woman and her unwanted ad.
Italian manager proves coolest guy at EURO 2020
Italy are proving the team to beat at the current EURO 2020 tournament and the team’s manager, Roberto Mancini, proved, when it comes to style, no one comes close to the Italians.
Mancini was being interviewed over his team’s 1-0 win over Wales on the weekend when he delivered the interview with his lightweight coat draped casually over his shoulder. Social media lapping up the coolness.
Scottish EURO fan goes viral for naked ‘Worm’ dance
Scotland certainly proved they aren’t making up the numbers at this year’s EURO 2020, holding their much more fancied rivals, England, to a 0-0 all draw over the weekend.
Apparently the actual match was a rather dire affair, so the antics of one Scottish fan who went viral after doing ‘The Worm’ on the London Tube while wearing a kilt (and nothing else) proved to be one of the game’s more watched social media highlights. B&T does, however, warn the video contains a Scotsman’s willy.
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