Off the Pitch

Texan Brek Shea Is Right At Home Catching Snakes In Florida

Inter Miami began preseason training for the 2022 campaign this week, and Brek Shea was back with the club after signing a new deal on Wednesday. At 31, Shea is a versatile winger/wingback/left back with international experience and a couple of trophies on his shelf. He’s an artist on and off the pitch. He’s also a Texan who isn’t afraid of snakes. 

Balenciaga Wants $650 Of Your Well-Earned Money For This Frankenstein They Call The Soccer Hood Scarf

There are two things that Balenciaga is constantly looking for: to convey dopeness through its clothes and a big chunk of your money-money. And in search of that goal, the fashion house once again draws inspiration from soccer to present you with a weird hybrid called the hood scarf.

Please, behold:  

Italy’s Supreme Court Confirms Robinho’s 9-Year Rape Verdict

ROME — Italy's Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of former AC Milan and Brazil striker Robinho to nine years in prison for his involvement in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

The ruling cannot be challenged and is definitive.

In 2017 a Milan court found Robinho and five other Brazilians guilty of assaulting the woman after plying her with alcohol in a discotheque. The conviction was confirmed by an appeals court in 2020.

Now Messi Has One More Burger Than Cristiano Ronaldo

The comparisons between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are a never-ending story. And everything they do could be considered a valid category for a head-to-head between them. For example, CR7 has more goals and kids than Messi, while Messi has more Ballon d'Ors and a more expensive car collection than Cristiano.

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Messi Left Out Of Argentina Squad For WCQ As He Recovers From Covid-19

Argentina has left Lionel Messi out of their squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia as the Paris St. Germain forward continues his recovery from COVID-19 infection.

The twice World Cup winners and current Copa America champions have qualified for the finals in Qatar and sit second in the 10-team South American group.

The 34-year-old Messi was omitted from Argentina’s 27-man squad after not playing for PSG since Dec. 22 against FC Lorient in French Ligue 1.

Best FIFA Women’s Player Tries To Make Sense Of Not Making FIFPRO World XI

Alexia Putellas became the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or, UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and The Best FIFA Women’s Player in a single year, completing the historic treble on Monday at the FIFA Best awards. But there’s one honor she missed out on, and it’s hard for anyone to explain, though the Barcelona superstar tried her best to make sense of it all on Tuesday.

Mexico’s Latest Attempt To Halt Homophobic Chant Includes 5-Year Bans

The Mexican Football Federation is once again asking its fans to not yell discriminatory chants at soccer matches. This time it’s threatening a five-year ban to anyone who does not comply.

FMF president Yon de Luisa announced new plans to stamp out the homophobic “puto” chant from matches on Monday, including lengthy bans to anyone caught yelling the homophobic word at Mexico national team matches. 

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