SAY WHAT: “Lonely, vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children”

CC BY-ND 2.0; Flickr via Zarko Drincic

CC BY-ND 2.0; Flickr via Zarko Drincic


1. Nando’s pull Oldham Athletic sponsorship as Ched Evans row rumbles on via Manchester Evening News

Oldham Athletic was the most recent club to show interest in Ched Evans – but in what seems like the same week, they became the next to bow to sponsors and fans.

ZenOffice and Verlin Rainwater Solutions dropped Oldham amid speculation that Evans would be joining the club and the companies were soon followed by… Nando’s? Yes, the tasty peri peri poultry providers, who boast 3.2 million plus likes on Facebook, ended their sponsorship as well.

Verdict: The narrative will likely be the same for any club and whilst an unpopular opinion, the longer Evans remains unattached, the more his face will be in the news – and not everyone protesting his bid to get back into football is going about it the right way. Evans should use his current situation to educate others of the consequences crime, whether innocent or not.


2. This 21-year-old just became the Internet’s most controversial porn starControversial porn star Mia Khalifa is receiving death threats for wearing a hijab via Cosmopolitan 

Mia Khalifa was quoted in The Washington Post saying: “There are Hollywood movies that depict Muslims in a much worse manner than any scene Bang Bros could produce.”

A valid point. Sony’s recent decision to not release ‘The Interview’ in cinemas, which features a scene depicting the assassination/death of a certain political leader, has turned into an estimated $31 million after deciding to release it online.

It’s hard to understand the exact satirical meaning Ms Khalifa spoke of, but there’s definitely far worse that has appeared on camera, such as the killings of journalists. Needless to say, this girl is witty.

Thought: When was the last time you had time on your hands to consider the moral and ethical consequences of a porno?


3/4. The Atlanta Hawks had a Tinder-themed night, and this is what happened via USA Today and Romantic Southampton fan given boost by Sammy Saint via The Daily Echo 

It’s safe to say both teams were exceptionally creative in playing Matchmaker.

Sammy the Saint sparked romance between @_timcorn and a girl he fancied in his row at St Mary’s, whilst Atlanta tip-toed a fine line between creepy and entertainment with their “Swipe Right Night”.

Regardless, both instances confirmed that a Fever Pitch ending is possible at hallowed sports grounds and arenas across the globe – just don’t spill beer or drop popcorn on him or her.

Heh: Next time I’m at St Mary’s, someone swipe me right?


5. The perfect present? Labour MP’s wife Karen Danczuk sells signed, scented and predictably cleavage-healthy selfies for £10 on eBay via Daily Mail and Manchester Evening News

The Mail gets the nod for providing the figure that Rochdale Cllr. Danczuk sold 400 photos in less than 24 hours, but the MEN deserves credit for taking the time to publish a gallery on their website of her top 2014 selfies, obviously on a slow New Year’s news day.

What adds great hilarity to the story is that women had been using her photos on dating websites.

She received a lot of criticism for the endeavour, but one cannot deny the councillor hit oil. Hats off to her for business-savvy thinking.

Follow: Cllr. @KarenDanczuk on Twitter because she has some proper gems.

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