View a round up of some of the sporting world’s trending stories on March 29th, 2022…
Meet the ‘world’s strongest referee’
If you think that Pierluigi Collina staring you down is the most intimidating sight in football, then you haven’t met the absolute unit that is Anderson Daronco.
Nicknamed the ‘world’s strongest referee’ across social media, images of the muscly Brazilian official have been doing the rounds and it’s fair to say that the 41-year-old looks after himself.
Amid claims that he boasts 44cm biceps and weighs in at 90kgs, Daronco even looks like an adonis when he’s going up against Hulk and there are images to prove it…
The moment Guardiola told Hart he was finished at Man City
Hart’s decline from one of the world’s best goalkeepers to an inconsistent journeymen has been really tough to watch, and it all started when Pep Guardiola slammed the brakes on his City career.
It’s no secret that the former England number one was axed for his perceived lack of ball-playing ability, but now the man himself has opened up on how the decision went down in more detail than ever.
Listening to how Guardiola articulated that he wanted his number one goalkeeper at City to play in a different style to Hart’s is both fascinating and sad to hear in equal measure.
Video of USA’s Luca de la Torre being the best teammate
Luca de la Torre unofficially holds the title of ‘football’s best teammate’ after the USA’s 5-1 win over Panama in World Cup qualifying due to a video of his actions going viral across social media.
Aptly titled: ‘Best teammate: Luca de la Torre,’ the video shows how the American went above and beyond to protect his compatriots from opponents and match officials in various different scenarios.
We all need a friend like De la Torre.
The shortest XI in the Premier League
While the Premier League might have its feet up at the moment due to the international break, we couldn’t resist playing with various concepts around the current batch of players.
And given that top quality players come in all different shapes and sizes in England’s top-flight, our curiosity ran wild when we crunched the data to find the shortest XI in the competition.
From Ballon d’Or-contending stars to former England heroes, the Premier League’s shortest XI might not have tape measures extending to breaking point (simmer down, you) but it’s certainly not short on quality.
Logan Paul impresses in WWE training
YouTuber-cum-boxer-cum-wrestler Paul is set to make his in-ring debut for the WWE at WrestleMania 38 with the company having now released some interesting training footage.
And to be fair to the controversial internet star, he certainly appears to be putting in the hard yards alongside The Miz with plenty of fans unabashedly admitting to being impressed with him so far.
7 times Jose Mourinho predicted the future at Man Utd
The ‘Special One’ said some pretty wild things during his two-and-a-half-year stint at Old Trafford and there were many a fan and pundit who mocked him for those statements at the time.
And while not everything that came out of Mourinho’s mouth saw him give Mystic Meg a run for her money, we’ve found at least seven times that he predicted the future during his United tenure.
From his comments on Marcus Rashford as a striker to finishing second in the Premier League, it’s hard not to read Mourinho’s analyses and think that we should have paid more attention at the time.
Max Verstappen’s insane precision at Saudi Arabian GP
The Jeddah Corniche Circuit has gained quite the reputation for its ruthlessness with tight and narrow sections of the track meaning that serious collisions with the wall are an inevitability.
The so-called fastest street circuit in the world is about as unforgiving as race tracks come, but the Formula 1 champion himself seems to have gotten the tight corners down to an art.
That’s because remarkable footage has shown Verstappen mastering one of the corners in Saudi Arabia with such an insane level of precision that we have no idea how he didn’t touch the wall.