If you watch a match that is being played on Manchester United’s home ground, there are chances that you’ve seen a bunch of Sikh guys sitting right behind the home team’s dugout. Yes, the three guys who are almost always present during every match at the coveted ground.
Eric ‘The King’ Cantona once said:
You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.
Check out this video about the unsung singing heroes who make it to the ground every single time to root for the biggest club in England.
Sir Alex Ferguson would come and shake hands with them as a part of his superstition and to be honest here, the superstition worked as the team performed consistently well and became what it is today.
Being a Manchester United fan is a second religion and these guys are living proof of that.
Camel wrestling has been a Turkish past-time for over 2,000 years. It usually takes place in mating season, when the presence of a female camel in heat is enough to drive two camels to start fighting. Supposedly, there’s over 2,000 camels in Turkey especially bred for these competitions.
MOUSE invades Manchester United vs Southampton – but is it the best pitch invader ever?
The little chap is apparently quite good at playing in the hole – and at avoiding the offside trap…
Fans found entertainment in following the trials of the little creature, who made two appearances on the field of play during the second half.
United fans were left booing their team before the half-time whistle had even blown after failing to score at home once again.
It is now 11 games in a row where United have failed to score a goal in the first half of the match.
But while the Manchester mouse is entertaining, he is not the first animal to find its way onto the playing surface during a big game, so here are 11 others who have found fame in sport.
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes’ tragic demise in November 2014 highlighted the issue of safety in cricket and the need for proper equipment. The tragedy also reminded us of other horrifying moments in the sports past that, fortunately, were not quite as fatal. Here is a look at some of the scariest moments in cricket moments that left fans wondering how safe the gentlemans game really is.
Anil Kumble stunned Brain Lara, and well, most of the cricketing fraternity, when the tall spinner turned out to bowl in the fourth Test match against West Indies in Antigua in 2002. Earlier, the tail-ender Kumble was hit by Merv Dillon in the face but continued batting till the declaration of the Indian innings despite the blood. While the West Indians, and the rest of the world, expected Kumble to nurse his injury, he not only resumed bowling duties with a heavily bandaged jaw but also dismissed Lara.
Rahul Dravid sustained a fractured jaw bone after being hit by Shahadat Hossain bouncer that he was trying to duck in the second Test match during India’s tour of Bangladesh in early 2010. He flew back home for surgery and was later ruled out of the following home series against South Africa, the only instance of Dravid missing out a Test match (series) due to an injury all along his career.
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard survived a cruel eye injury after being hit by a short ball from Dominic Cork during the Friends Provident T20 Final at the Rose Bowl in 2010. Batting on 22, off just seven balls, Pollard retired hurt and was immediately rushed to hospital after what looked like a serious blow. The scans however revealed nothing serious.
Australia’s World Cup winning captain in 1999, the legendary Stave Waugh and pacer Jason Gillespie had a horrific collision while fielding in a Test match against Sri Lanka in Kandy. The duo sustained serious facial and leg injuries and were immediately airlifted to a Colombo hospital following the incident. While Gillespie had a leg surgery, and was ruled out of cricket for 15 months, Waugh returned to play the next match despite a surgery on his nose.
Zimbabwe’s Mark Vermeulen had a freak injury when he was struck above the eye by an Irfan Pathan delivery during his team’s VB Series encounter against India in Brisbane in January 2004. The batsman retired hurt as the ball got stuck in his helmet and the batsman. Couple of years later, the player was arrested on charges of setting fire to the offices of the Harare Sports club. It is believed that the former Test player was cleared in 2008 on the grounds that he was suffering psychiatric problems and partial epilepsy as a result of the blow.
South Africas Gary Kirsten suffering two minor fractures, one his nose and one below the eye, and received 10 stitches for attempting a hook shot! Kirsten was hit by a Shoaib Akhtar bouncer as he attempted a hook in the first innings of the first Test at Gaddafi stadium in October 2003. He was immediately rushed to the hospital after the nasty below, but returned for batting in the second innings.
Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara and Sri Lanka’s Maravan Atapattu had a critical collision mid field during a Test Match in 2001 when while attempting a run, Lara ran into Atapattu who was fielding at short-leg. Lara sustained serious injuries, a shoulder dislocation and a fractured finger which subsequently forced him out several international matches.
What is Pokmon Go? All you need to know about the global hit mobile game
The newgamePokmon Go,developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, has sparked a frenzy among users and has become the most popular game in the U.S. We look at how and why it has become such a rage within a week of its release.
What is Pokmon Go?
Pokmon Go is an augmented reality game combining real-world and virtual elements. It makes use of a mobilephone’s global positioning system (GPS) and clock to decide which Pokmon appears on screen for instance, in a park, users will see grass and an insect-type Pokmon and at night, they will be greeted with nocturnal ghosts and fairy types. The game, as its slogan “Gotta catch ’em all” suggests, requires gamers to catch all the Pokmon they spot on the screen. Officially launched by Niantic and Nintendo on July 5, 2016, the game encompasses Tajiri’s original idea of encouraging kids to realize the world around them.
Japanese game developer Satoshi Tajiri created Pokmon in 1996 on Game Boy and, 20 years later, with more than 279 million units in sale the franchise is once again looking to forge another cultural revolution with the launch of the latest edition of the game.
How to play Pokmon Go?
Pokmon Go involves three things catching Pokmon, visiting Pokstops and gym battles. Pokmon’s official website explains, As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know youre near a Pokmon. Once youve encountered a Pokmon, take aim on your smartphones touch screen and throw a Pok Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away!
You will see a map based on the actual real-world map of the streets and landmarks around you. These maps help find the locations of nearby Pokmon, Pokstop and Gyms.
As you encounter a Pokmon, the one already in your Pokdex will appear in color, while those outside will appear as dark silhouettes. Currently, there are only 150 Pokmon available and the company is planning to launch another 570 with the release of Pokmon X/Y.
Then there are the Pokstops, which allow you to collect balls and other items. Pokstops appear on your map as blue squares and are usually located at interesting places such as public art, installations and markets. Each capture will earn you Experience Points (XP) which will help increase the level of your on-screen avatar, the Trainer. Based on the number of Pokmon the user captures and the distance he/she travels, achievements and medals are unlocked which appear on the user’s profile.
The word Pokmon is short for “Pocket monsters.” As of July 11, 2016, the game had registered an estimated 7.5 million downloads in the United States alone. It has been downloaded more in a week than Tinder, the dating app,has inthe last four years of itsexistence. The game is currently present on five per cent of total smartphones in the United States and so far has attracted more users than Twitter. It has also become the “most-used app per day” within nine days of its existence and left behind popular apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Snapchat.
The game is also a commercial success, making $1.6 million per day merely from its iOS sales in the U.S. alone and its massive popularity has led to an increase of 50 per cent in Nintendo’s shares.
Availability As of July 14, 2016 the game was available across Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. There is a dedicated website which lets people know if the game is available in their country or not. The website even gives an option of subscribing to a notification which will send an alert in your mailbox when the game is officially launched in your country.
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Since its recent release, Niantic’s GPS-based augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go” has become a rage worldwide and has been topping the charts across platforms as the most downloaded game. This just the latest time a video game has taken world by storm; there have been several that have captured the imagination of the masses and amassed billions for their creators.
Aaron Ramsey has probably had a better Euro 2016 than most England players, so Three Lions fans may be pleased to see hes no longer Welsh, according to Uefas website!
The Arsenal midfielder was named in Ruud Gullits fantasy team, but someone somewhere made something of a mess of getting his national team shirt right.
Wales fans wont be too pleased with this error, especially as their unfancied side actually finished above England in Group B.
If Ramsey is indeed about to make a switch, could Gareth Bale also be convinced? Theyre very welcome to Jack Wilshere and Raheem Sterling in a swap deal.
More surprising perhaps, is that Uefa didnt include the Welsh Xavi Joe Allen in a Spain shirt.
I would absolutely play trampoline dodgeball, even though I didn’t know it existed until about an hour ago.
Deadspin’s Tim Burke found this game on a Fox Sports channel, and it’s pretty intense. A 2 vs. 2 situation turns into a 3 vs. 1 match quickly. There are a few highlights in the clip, too. This is an excellent weird sport.
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The premature Independence Day march likely ended with some amusing irony behind bars in a Washington state jail. He should have plenty of time there to realize that July 4 is actually next Monday.
A 1992 Olympic gold medal stolen from champion canoeist Joe Jacobis car earlier this month in Atlanta was found by a 6-year-old girl and returned to him, he said on Monday.
The girl spotted the medal in a wooded area while on a walk with her family on Saturday. The family contacted Jacobi through a website he established after the medal he won in the two-man canoe slalom event in Barcelona, Spain, was stolen from a nearby restaurant parking lot.
The medal was missing its base when found, Jacobi said in a phone interview, but appeared mostly intact.
Jacobi, 46, displays the medal in speaking events and had it with him for a television appearance in Atlanta the next day.
He was inside a restaurant when three men in a Volkswagen Passat drove up and broke car windows in the parking lot, Atlanta police said. Jacobi, who lives in Tennessee, launched a social media campaign with his wife to recover the medal.
Although the medal could possibly be restored to its original state, Jacobi said he may keep it the way it is as a reminder of the story behind its loss and recovery.
Its pretty cool just as it is, he said in a phone interview. This is pretty awesome.