Rolls Reus puts his foot on the accelerator and lips on the badge

22 06 2012

Marco Reus kissed the Germany badge after scoring against Greece in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 to help book their place in the semi-final against Italy.

“As far as I’m concerned, we are the team to beat,” he said. “I hear the English have a new nickname for me. Rolls Reus, eh? You can’t influence that. That’s what the English are like. So I will just try to put my foot on the accelerator and score some goals.”

Nani loves his country too

20 06 2012

Nani has been seen kissing the Manchester United badge before but during Euro 2012 he’s also been seen showing some love to his country.

After beating the Czech Republic to book their place in tonight’s semi-final, Nani sung the praises of his team mates.

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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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Blaszczykowski loves Poland

13 06 2012

Jakub Blaszczykowski kissed Poland’s badge after scoring the equaliser against Russia in the second group stage game of Euro 2012.

Blaszczykowski was made captain in November 2010 when he was 24-years-old.

Gazza supporting England

11 06 2012

Paul Gascoigne joins the Umbro campaign of kissing the badge in support of England in Euro 2012. England fans have sent their pictures in of them doing the same.


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