Episode 1174: Tabloids Take On Raheem, Peru’s Failed Test, Fabinho Arrives, Ireland Slide
Another day, another hit job on Raheem Sterling, the football idiot who can’t do anything right.
[Thread] a selection of times when our national press have chosen to run stories on Raheem Sterling.
1. The one where Raheem was ‘tired’. pic.twitter.com/6K3cHu6r7T
— Adam Keyworth (@adamkeyworth) May 28, 2018
Why do elements of the English tabloid press seem to have it in for Britain’s most successful young black footballer, and what methods do they employ to keep him in the news cycle?
Just imagine the meltdown if he had an EU flag on the other leg….
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) May 29, 2018
We also talk about Ireland’s display against the French, who even managed to blame us for the thunderstorm that turned the second half of the match into a semi-aquatic stunt show. (“They Brought Their Weather And Not Much Else”).
The Times described the Ireland team-sheet as “a cry for help” – but are there reasons to be optimistic about the future for the Ireland team?
Best feeling in the world!. Absolutely delighted to make my debut for @FAIreland . Not a bad side to make it against either, think I need to keep my legs closed????. Dream come true! pic.twitter.com/rkoXCbVSMZ
— Derrick Williams (@DSWilliams_) May 28, 2018
We also speak to Tim Vickery about Paolo Guerrero, the Peru striker who will miss the World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected his appeal against a controversial doping violation, and Liverpool’s new signing, Fabinho.
Anfield awaits… ????
Fabinho is a Liverpool player! ???? pic.twitter.com/XrYmdYfeQU
— Goal (@goal) May 29, 2018
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