Premiership Striker Dumped By Wife On Facebook

Somehow, news of one of the greatest breakups of all-time hasn’t reached this shore yet, probably because the couple involved isn’t particularly notable to American fans. With that in mind, we’re going to try and put this in a context a little more familiar: Imagine if Eva Longoria dumped husband Tony Parker with a status update on FACEBOOK. Now take that and put it in a country where the NBA is the only relevant sports league. Well, that’s exactly what happened to former English Premier League striker Michael Chopra, whose wife — former British reality TV star Heather Swan — changed her facebook status to single without even telling him beforehand earlier this month.

michael chopra heather swan

(They do kinda look like the first FACEBOOK celebrity breakup, don’t they?)

Without missing a beat, Chopra — a Sunderland striker on loan in Wales at Cardiff City –  cancelled his wife’s cell phone contract and posted on his own profile that, “Heather will have a new number tomorrow, ha ha.” Well played sir, well played.

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Fans Boo Senior Citizen, Who Totally Deserves It

There’s an English saying that sports fans have memories like goldfish, but for soccer supporters who booed an 80-year-old man last week, their memories might be closer to those of elephants.

Jimmy Hill

(Jimmy Hill: OBE, short order cook, and all-around douchebag.)

Jimmy Hill, now a TV analyst, was on hand at a match in London to honor a former teammate. But as soon as he was spotted, thousands of visiting Sunderland fans let Hill, who hasn’t played since 1961, know he wasn’t welcome. Why? A brilliant, machiavellian move more than 30 years old.

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