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SPORT IN PUBLIC: Get your Snickers in a twist on the bus with Rio, Balotelli and ‘Arry

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of sporting clips. Like Sir Alex Ferguson on a scouting mission, we’ve carefully handpicked these videos to ensure success. Our aim is to get you out of the car and going to sporting events on public transport. All you have to do is leave the car keys at home, fire up your internet enabled devise and kick back on the bus and train while these clips keep you entertained…

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We start by reflecting on an ugly moment. No, we’re talking about the fact Wayne Rooney was voted the manliest footballer this week. We’re reflecting on last week’s Super Duper Mega Amazing Sunday (trademark Sky Sports) game between Manchester City and Spurs. Sport In Public can’t help thinking that it’s a shame such a great match will be remembered for Mario Balotelli using Scott Parker’s head as a door mat. Still, we’ve seen worse…

More ugliness on Twitter this week, where Joey Barton was warned about predicting football matches by the FA. To be honest, Sport In Public found this less offensive than Rio Ferdiand’s ill-judged Snickers adverts, in which the Manchester United star promoted the popular chocolate-based snack (other brands are available) via a series of bizarre tweets. Cue thousands of his followers questioning whether Rio really needs to sell his soul like that, given that footballers generally tend to be doing pretty well for themselves in the salary stakes. The ASA are not too happy either. Sport In Public decided it was a good opportunity to remind everyone that footballers and advertising just don’t mix…

Another thing that doesn’t appear to mix these days is Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans. In Super Duper Mega Awesome Sunday’s other extravaganza Sport In Public couldn’t help notice that Manchester United’s victory exposed the fact that the chemistry between Arsene and his supporters has now reached Christine Bleakley/Adrian Chiles depths. We’ve all been there…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNtMZuc7_BY

We all wait with baited breath to see if football can rise above its tribalistic ways and get through the QPR v Chelsea FA Cup tie this weekend without any unsavoury Anton Ferdinand/John Terry related chanting/skirmishes. The Hoops have hardly helped matters by signing Taye Taiwo, a player who was banned from the French League for leading supporters in a homophobic chant. All this leaves Sport In Public surprisingly nostalgic for the more innocent crowd baiting of everyone’s least favourite fake tan – former Hull boss Phil Brown…

Tottenham have had to train without Harry Redknapp this, who has been missing due to one or two financial difficulties. No doubt Spurs fans will be less concerned about this than they were about the missing inches on the bottom of Jermain Defoe’s legs against Manchester City. A couple of inches taller and Redknapp’s boys might still have been title contenders. It was all tragically reminiscent of a certain Gazza miss…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_hX5Nv3xY


Here comes the science bit…

Global Cool wants you to lead a green and happy life. This article can help you to be green by:

1. Using public transport rather than the car to get to whatever sporting event you’re attending. You wouldn’t be able to watch all these videos while you drive, now would you? Plan your journey here.
2. Even better… walk or cycle if it’s convenient.
3. Whatever device you’re using to watch those videos, make sure you only leave it plugged in for as long as it takes to charge, not over night.
4.  If you’re more of an arm chair fan make sure you turn the TV fully off after the action has finished. Standby is for losers.


Pic: PA Images

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