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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Taarabt shows QPR some love

1 04 2013


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Pepe’s proud to be… Portuguese?

13 06 2012

After putting Portugal 1-0 up in their second Euro 2012 game, Pepe was seen celebrating grabbing and kissing the badge.

Pepe was born and grew up in Brazil though, starting his career with Corinthians-AL, before moving to Portugal when he was 18-years-old to play for Maritimo. He didn’t represent Brazil at youth level before moving to Portugal and when he was given Portuguese citizenship when he was 24-years-old he opted to play for them.

“I’ve already made it clear how much love I have for Portugal,” he said two years ago. “I feel more Portuguese than Brazilian. I feel this country and I still owe so much to the people.”

Portugal’s badge isn’t the only one Pepe’s lips are familiar with though, with the Real Madrid defender happy to kiss his club’s badge too.

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Video – Evra kisses badge in front of the Kop

9 06 2012

Red vs Blue – who will be badge kissing on Saturday?

13 04 2012

Liverpool and Everton will face each other on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Everton are currently a point ahead of their local rivals in the league and enjoying much better form. Obviously form counts for nothing on derby day though…

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Mascherano – From Liverpool’s badge to Barcelona

2 04 2012

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Casillas kisses boyhood badge against Barcelona

27 03 2012

Iker Casillas was just nine-years-old when he joined boyhood team Real Madrid and became their number one when he was eighteen. In 2008 he signed a nine-year contract extension which would keep him at the club for the rest of his career…

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“Sheffield United fan” kisses badge on derby day

25 03 2012

Stephen Quinn joined Sheffield United seven years ago when he was 19-years-old.

In the summer of 2010 he signed a contact extension and said: “I am absolutely delighted to settle the deal and couldn’t be happier here because I am so settled. All my family are here and love it to pieces. I have been here for seven years and the club is in my heart so there was no question I would sign.”

However, at the end of that season, United were relegated and Quinn wanted to explore his options after being named the Fans’ and Players’ Player of the year…

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From red to blue – Welcome to Manchester, Carlos

21 03 2012

Carlos Tevez won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Carling Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup in his two years at Manchester United.

“I cannot ever imagine leaving Manchester United,” he said. “I am in the perfect situation. My relationship with the club is perfect. Patrice Evra is my closest friend but the feeling I get from all the players is something I’ve not experienced before. I want to get the contract sorted and play for United for the rest of my career.”

But then he signed for local rivals, Manchester City…

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Paint it black

18 03 2012

Ian Black’s father played for Hearts and he was a ballboy there when he was a lad. He made his dream move on Christmas Eve 2008 and has gone on to play almost 100 games for them…

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Bardsley puts his scarf on the sidelines and kisses the badge

17 03 2012

Salford born Phil Bardsley joined Manchester United’s academy when he was 8-years-old. Before leaving Old Trafford in 2008, after 15 years, he was the only player in the first team squad who had progressed through all the levels of the academy.

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Megson 4 Wednesday… before getting sacked

28 02 2012

In October 2011, Sheffield Wednesday Manager Gary Megson kissed his Wednesday badge after the match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. United went 2-0 up within the first 20 minutes before an 82nd and 86th goal for Wednesday earned them a point…

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Kids kissing the badge – Ravel in front of the Kop

31 03 2011

During an FA Youth Cup game at Anfield, Ravel Morrison kissed the badge in front of the Kop after scoring his second in a 3-2 victory. Four players were sent off in this quarter-final match, two from each team.

Bad boy Barton inspiring hate with his love

25 10 2008

Joey Barton kissed Newcastle’s badge whilst warming up against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, following the abuse he got from rival fans when on the touchline…

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