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Best Pictures You’ll See All Year – Torres and Fabregas

Liverpool FC were ever so proud to see their striker, Fernando Torres, wearing their scarf as he celebrated in the dressing room with the World Cup. They claimed it was the best sight they would see all year (let’s face it, Thursday nights on Channel 5 is their highlight for the continuation of 2010), particularly consider the striker has refused to commit his future to the club after plenty of speculation he is ready for a move following Liverpool’s dismal season and failure to win anything in Torres’ time at the club.

The club’s official website desperately claimed that the picture of him wearing their scarf meant that he “loved” the club and was “nailing his colours to the mast.”

“Fernando Torres showed football fans across the globe how much he loves Liverpool by parading the World Cup while wearing a Reds scarf. The striker made sure his colours were nailed to the mast as photographers from media outlets around the planet captured Spanish celebrations.”

Embarrassingly for them, when Torres paraded the World Cup in Spain the following day, he was wearing an Atletico Madrid scarf, nailing his old colours to the mast.

Cringe. The players around him either wore their national flags or no scarves at all, whilst Torres chose to tie an Atletico scarf around his wrist for when he lifted the World Cup trophy. D’oh.

Pepe Reina didn’t associate himself with former club Villarreal or Barcelona and David Silva wasn’t interested in the wearing the scarf of former club Valencia. In fact, even the players who currently play in Madrid, like Casillas, Albiol, Alonso, Arbeloa and Ramos, wore nothing associated with their clubs. Unsurprisingly, the official Liverpool website were less keen to publish photos of their star striker ‘showing fans across the globe just how much he loves… Atletico Madrid’.

During the same celebrations, Cesc Fabregas, who is another Premiership player failing to commit himself to his current club and unable to deny his desire to return to Barcelona, was pictured wearing a Barcelona shirt.

Puyol and Pique ambushed him when this picture was taken, forcing the shirt over his head, but it is clear what conversations Fabregas has been having with his Spanish team mates this summer for such an act to take place.

In the past, we’ve seen Adebayor wearing an Arsenal t-shirt after he signed for City, Essien posing in an Arsenal shirt with a fan, Carlos Tevez wearing a United shirt at a Corinthians press conference, Paul Ince posing in a United shirt for the paper before his sale from West Ham had been confirmed… anyone else?

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. RED SAM says:

    You wonder why the germans had an amazing team-work? wonder no more

  2. King Eric says:

    giggs – Hello mate. I have said for time that Pique is a cunt. Tapping up players , calling United’s diet now this. Twat.

  3. TheRadLegion says:

    What is Reina contribution to winning the world cup? He felt like a VIP there.

  4. Gary says:

    While it is disgusting Pique spitting, as usual there will be an over reaction. He was pissed and most probably regrets doing it, seems completely out of character. I would love the people calling him a disgrace to have some dirt dug up on them. He spat. He hasn’t raped anyone.

  5. nadav says:

    for me, as a “cule” a FC Barcelona football fan it will be great to c the number 10 mingle in the Barca midfield and forward – just imagine 5 mobile players all switching positions: cesc, andres, xavi, david and leo … that sounds like total football the way it should be done! GO Barcatizzy!!!

  6. Colbert says:

    Pique and Fabregas are scum. Spitting at an old man and laughing it up about it. Not a first for Fabregas either (Pizzagate). These footballers think they can do anything and get away with it. Getting a bit fed up with football these days really. 95% of the players are cunts.

    Having said that, I will be following every pass come August. Sigh:)

  7. Heywood is Red says:

    Think some ppl are missing the point of Scott’s article here. The fact that scouse scum are boasting this as the best picture you will see this year, followed 24 hours later by him wearing alternative colours is little bit embarassing wouldn’t you agree? I can’t access the video link as i access this site via my mobile but find it hard to digest that the mentioned players spit at someone. Thats disgraceful and don’t really understand the reasons why they would. Not that i’m disputing it obviously ha

  8. Mancunian says:

    Pique is a disgrace for spitting….Reina is doing the Frank Lebouef bit in 98….I won the world cup without playing a game…..Fabregas Ladyboy and Claire Reina have won more for there country than club….Fact!!!!!!!

  9. Gaffer says:

    this is definitly going to be liverpools year…. LOL

  10. giggs11gerrard0 says:


    Are you kidding me mate? He spat on a member of staff which is completely disgraceful. I found it funny watching it but can you say if your mate in work won the lottery, got pissed, so found it funny to gob on your head. Would you think that was acceptable?

  11. Irish Red says:

    On the subject of liverpool, See theyre up to their old bin dipping tricks again. Scharner? What the fuck are they doin?

  12. Kev Kev says:

    Regarding gerard Pique “spitting”.

    It was actually a bit of gum he spat out at the guy. Doesnt make it right but still, just clearing that up.

  13. JohnMeaney says:

    Kev Kev, that is no gum its SPIT

  14. Kev Kev says:


    Look closely and slow the vid down, its gum.

    Its also being reported as gum in some spanish tabloids

  15. HuSsAiN says:

    scott.. aren’t the two pics different? in the first one, it says ‘ pool’ in the end, so it must be liverpool??

  16. big_girl says:

    whoa! torres holding a athletico madrid scarf wen his a liverpool!!btw…torres is well fit.

  17. xpownzer says:

    i hate that pictures because i support neterlands plux they look gay all of them lol


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