Spying coach was dressed ‘like Rambo’

A COACH for Italian club Genoa was caught spying in on rivals Sampdoria ahead of their next match dressed “like Rambo”.
Youth team coach Luca De Pra has been suspended after he was spotted lurking in a wooded area close to Sampdoria’s training base in full military gear.
Genoa have said that the coach was acting alone and not carrying out an official spying mission.
Sampdoria said in a statement: “That the derby is a question of nerve, tactics and strategy we already knew, but frankly we could never expect that it could turn into an scene of espionage.
“Like Rambo hidden among the branches on the hill, Luca De Pra, Genoa goalkeeping coach and man of noble footballing ancestry, failed to overcome Sampdoria’s intelligence and counter intelligence operations.
“However, no prisoners were taken, and no blood was shed.
“Once tracked down and caught red-handed, the opposing side’s soldier was let free to return to base.
“You should always forgive your enemies, as nothing annoys them more.”


Team escapes porridge punishment

SOUTH African football club Orlando Pirates have got out of a jam – being hit with a suspended fine after one of their fans threw porridge at a referee.
The Soweto side will only be hit with a 50,000 rand fine if futher incidents take place after pleading guilty to a charge of spectator misbehaviour and bringing the game into disrepute.
A supporter had hurled a handful of stodgy porridge at the referee at the end of a comfortable away win for the Pirates in Durban in January.
In October last year, arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs were handed a suspended 500,000 rand fine after angry fans threw two plastic vuvuzelas and a cabbage on to the pitch during a cup tie to protest about refereeing decisions – leading to fears of a vuvuzela ban.

‘Who let the dogs out?’ asks Chinese keeper

CHINESE international goalkeeper Wang Dalei has been suspended by the nation’s FA for branding his country;s supporters dogs and morons.
Dalei’s online outburst followed his countrys 3-0 defeat to Japan.
He said: “It would be flattery to call you fans. You’re just a bunch of dogs.
“You bunch of morons are the main reason why Chinese football can’t make progress.
“You throw in stones after a man has fallen into a well.”
It is not know how long the ban will last for, after he was suspended to allow to “meditate” on his actions.