Players banned from badge kissing

16 08 2013

Police banned MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon players from kissing the badge in front of rival fans when they met in the FA Cup last season.

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Serial Arsenal badge kisser before jumping ship

15 08 2013


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Isco was right not to kiss the badge

12 08 2013

It’s summer, which means it’s time for Real Madrid to start unveiling players at the Santiago Bernabeu to the cheers of Madridistas and flashes of cameras.

On Wednesday, it was Isco’s turn in Los Blancos’ spotlight, after confirming a move from Malaga and a five-year contract in the Spanish capital.

“This is your house, welcome to Real Madrid,” said club president Florentino Perez as he handed the 21-year-old the No. 23 shirt, previously worn by David Beckham. (Quote via

The Euro U-21 Championships winner appeared delighted with his new move, but he caused consternation when he refused to kiss the badge of his new employer. In lieu of his own lips, his brother kissed the crest on the new shirt.

In a subsequent press conference, Isco explained his reticence by saying he wanted to “earn the right” to kiss the badge with his performances on the pitch.

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Arsenal newbie a serial kisser

9 08 2013


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Tottenham Hotspur man used to kiss Corinthians’ badge

7 08 2013


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Is kissing the badge an empty gesture?

6 08 2013

It is one of the most nauseating signs a football fan can see these days. The players are accepted to be mercenaries taking home ludicrous sums of money and being more out of touch with the economic climate than ever. Is there any gesture they can do to prove their appreciation of the football club? Or is it about time they put the nostalgia to one side and kept their emotion away from their job?

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Another Arsenal badge kisser

5 08 2013


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