the urge to merge
When Two Remain Two: A Potted History of Failed Soccer Club Mergers
Plans to merge two football clubs are rarely popular and tend to founder, often in the face of overwhelming fan opposition. Here, we revisit some of the grand alliances that never came to pass.
Soccer Player Outlines Injured Referee with Vanishing Spray
A soccer player grabbed an injured referee's vanishing spray canister and drew an outline around his body on the pitch.