Thursday, June 07, 2007

Football and the Bard

Armenia gained a surprise 1-0 win over Poland last night thanks to a second-half free-kick by Hamlet Mkhitaryan (pictured). It has been a mixed week for footballing heros and villains of Shakespearean proportions, following the forced resignation of FIFA President-elect Jim McBeth over accusations of racism and Titus Bramble being shown the door at Newcastle. Thierry Henry is, of course, still injured, and Gus Caesar and former Ipswich Town favourite Romeo Zondervan, long retired. Are there any other footballers that bear the names of characters from Shakespeare plays? Of course there was a Craig Shakespeare that used to play for Walsall back in the 1980s. No relation, though.


Dario Sanchez said...

The last I heard, Thierry was going to Liverpool.

The Sun ... you'd wonder who the hell actually writes it ...