The 20 Oddest Football Stories In 2013

The 20 Oddest Football Stories In 2013
By Faolan Smyth
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Gang wars, stomach pumps, stolen flag poles, hungry players and footballers with boobs are all featured in some of the oddest stories of 2013.

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1. Harry Redknapp Once Put £30k In Cash Down His Pants During A Game

Harry Redknapp revealed in his book, released earlier in the year, how he kept £30,000 cash in his trousers during his time as Portsmouth manager.

 

2. Footballers With Boobs

Only discovered this month, Footballers With Boobs is one of the most outrageous posts of the year. Disturbingly brilliant you can't help but examine each caricature.

3. Andre Wisdom Gets Porsche Stuck In The Mud

The Liverpool defender kept his faith in his sat nav's technology which resulted in taking a less than traditional route.

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4. Diego Cavalieri Apparently Leaves Wife After Chatting About Photo Of His Schlong

The former Liverpool goalkeeper wasn't impressed on hearing his model wife chatted to the press about a revealing photo of him.

 

5. Crazy Scenes From Romanian League Game

The league game between Petrolul and Gaz Metan descended into chaos accounting for 6 red cards in the game. One of which was a biting incdent by the Petrolul goalkeeper.

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6. Lothar Matthaus Angered To Hear About His Own Death

The German international didn't see the funny side of a letter that was returned to him with a 'deceased' stamp on it.

7. Fans Asked Not To Dress Up As Squirrels

Scunthorpe fans were ask to refrain from dressing up as squirrels as former manager Alan Knill returned with new club Torquay United after a bizarre incident with a squirrel.

8. Cardiff Replace Chief Scout With 23-Year Old Kazakh

Cardiff's Chief Scout was suspended by eccentric owner Vincent Tan and was replaced by an unknown thought to be a friend of the owners son U-Jiun.

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9. French Match Turns Into Gang War

A Parisian amateur football match  turned into all out warfare with fans on both teams using an array of weapons including knives, pickaxes, iron bars and teargas.

10. Someone's stealing corner flags and penalty spots in Belgium
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Nine teams in South East Flanders had the unusual case of their penalty and centre spots being stolen from their pitches, with one team also reporting that their corner flags had been taken as well.

11. The Most Bizarre Match Of All Time?

This Italian Lega Pro Prima Divisione finshed after just 21 minutes with the visiting team going to some extreme lengths to get the game abandoned.

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12. Shinji Kagawa Gets His Stomach Pumped

Shinji was ruled out of Manchester United's loss to Newcastle after the Japanese playmaker had to get his stomach pumped after eating too much.

 13. The Co-Commentary of the Year

After Chicharito scored for United in the League Cup, BeIN Sports had a rather odd way of describing 'Davey' Moyes' reaction.

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14. Carlisle Make Some Unusual Accusations Of Dressing Room Shenanigans

Carlisle United accused FA Cup visitors Boreham Wood of some very bizarre antics in their dressing room, which included relieving themselves on the floor and some extreme misuse of a teapot .

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15. Southend Explain Manager Sacking With Bizarre Statement

Southend chaiman Ron Martin published a very strange statement on why he fired manager Paul Sturrock.

16. Shinji Kagawa Can Talk To Animals In This Advert

Shinji took his playmaking talents to the t.v as he appeared alongside a strange looking dolphin and gave fine display in crossing the ball for a dog to finish into the empty net.

17. Nicki Bille Goes Into Hulk-Esque Rage

The Danish striker descended into rage after not getting a penalty decision for a blatant foul by Irish goalkeeper, Sean McDermott.

18. Match Abandoned After  Bottles, Fruit And Coins Thrown Onto Pitch

A Swedish game was abandoned earlier in the year when fans threw objects including coin, bottles and fruit onto the field after the concession of a contentious goal.

Southend’s chairman Ron Martin published a pretty weird statement on why he fired manager Paul Sturrock on the club’s website. - See more at: http://balls.ie/football/southend-fire-manager-explain-it-with-long-bizarre-statement/#sthash.jy3ygrcQ.dpuf
19. Romanian Footballer Goes Nameless

Getafe's signing, Ciprian Marica, was forced to make a name change on his jersey as his name 'Marica' literally means 'sissy' in Spanish.

20. Did Suarez Just Bite Ivanovic??

In a strange turn of events Luis Suarez was in the headlines at the end of the 12/13 season. The Liverpool man received a 10 match ban for this bite on Ivanovic.

 

he kept £30,000 in cash down his trousers during one game while managing Portsmouth. - See more at: http://balls.ie/football/harry-redknapps-new-book-is-going-to-be-ridiculous/#sthash.vFpoYedt.dpuf
he kept £30,000 in cash down his trousers during one game while managing Portsmouth. - See more at: http://balls.ie/football/harry-redknapps-new-book-is-going-to-be-ridiculous/#sthash.vFpoYedt.dpuf
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