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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