OH CHRIST, HE’S GOT AN EAR OFF!
In a pre-season ‘friendly’ between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, this lunge from Fabregas rather soured an otherwise chummy occasion.
The farce of the cancelled ‘Manchester derby’ in Beijing should hammer home the fact that pre-season is no longer about preparation, so much as it is about corporate expectation.
This own goal is physically painful to watch, but spiritually and metaphorically painful, too.
Other highlights include Joe Allen’s rendition of The Real Slim Shady, and Simon Mignolet murdering Gangsta’s Paradise.