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"I was very disappointed yesterday, and I didn't want to say anything. The only sure thing is that I alone can't do anything. Everyone needs to do something against racism."We couldn't agree more, so we'll do our small part: Stop Racism Now. There's no place for it in football, or in the real world, either. Period. Full stop.
He's Baaack. Wayne Rooney could return this weekend against Wigan Athletic, according to multiple published reports, including this one from The Guardian's Daniel Taylor (who would appear to be a nice guy, and impressively, actually responds to tweets @DTGuardian). Who knows if Rooney will actually play, but he did have an impressive week of training at Camp Nike in Oregon, according to Sir Alex.
Rooney also came back appreciably lighter: half a stone. Being the ugly American, I have no idea what that equates to in pounds -- although I do know that Rooney's bank account was fattened up by about a £1 million of them since he signed the new contract last month, despite the fact that he's yet to even step on the pitch since that time.
Finally, I'll Leave You With This Piece of Brilliance. Did you manage to catch this candidate for goal of the year by @Cristiano on Wednesday? Too bad it was disallowed. Ronaldo made Casillas look like an absolute amateur, and that's not something you can say (or even write) very often. As it is, after watching the replay multiple times, I have two questions:
1) What in the world was Luis Nani thinking? It's a good thing he apologized, because there was absolutely no need for him to touch the ball -- it was already in the net by the time Nani put his head to it. I'd be furious, too, if I was Ronaldo, which I'm not.
And that brings up question 2) When are we getting goal line technology? Because that ball was well over the line when Nani headed it. Well over the line, much like many of our prior columns. Here it is once again, for your viewing pleasure:
This is farlieonfootie for November 20.