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Calling out Rio Ferdinand


So Rio Ferdinand has piped up over Arsenal players taking a “selfie” in the changing room after yesterdays victory over Ludogorets.

Firstly, taking into account Rio Ferdinand loves a selfie, you would think he would actually know what they are.

Ferdinand took the above in 2010, posting it too his Twitter account in support of his England teammates at the World Cup. He was out injured. England did not win the cup. Maybe he should have saved the selfies until the team had their hands on the trophy?


Note the extending right arm, holding the camera, taking a picture of himself. That is a selfie.

Now see the difference in the pictures. If, like Ferdinand, you are too dim to realise what a selfie is, The Arsenal one was not in fact a selfie.


The Arsenal picture was taken by Stuart MacFarlane. For those who do not know him, or follow him on Twitter, he is the Chief Photographer at Arsenal Football Club. It is his job to take the photos of players training, playing, signing and celebrating. He creates a historical documentation of Arsenal Football Club via the medium of photography.

So according to Rio Ferdinand, a photograph of a player who scored a hat trick, holding his match ball, surrounded by his team mates, should not happen?

Unsurprisingly Rio Ferdinand has forgotten what he previously said about selfies.

It is not a surprise that Ferdinand has forgotten something. After all, this is a man shamefully banned for 8 months for forgetting he had a drugs test, and going shopping instead.

Of course, I am sure Ferdinand is happy with selfies when he has a rubbish hat to sell.


Or when he wants to show off that he is on a private plane.


And nothing says rich than a selfie on the runway, next to the plane.

selfie-planeOr when the sponsors tell him to eat something.


And of course, he has no regard for road safety. A selfie driving? Why not.


And it seems for Ferdinand it is case of “What happens on tour stays on tour”


And he always seems to be trying to flog those hats.

selfie-5And finally, who can forget Rio’s World Cup Wind-Ups, where, in the lead up to the 2006 World Cup, Ferdinand filmed a hidden camera Punk’d style show where he played pranks on fellow English team mates. After each prank, say those legendary words “You got merk’d!.”

What a way to prepare for representing your country at the highest level.

Now get back in your box you cleft lipped mug.




10 Reasons why we will beat Man Utd + starting 11 + today’s Poppy Shirt


1.. Have to say it but Wenger was right to highlight referees and Old Trafford. Young’s dive last week was a disgrace to football and it’s far from the first time a ref has been conned at that ground.

2.. Clean sheets Vs the inform Liverpool strikeforce and away at Dortmund will give our back 5 enough confidence to keep out RVP and Rooney.

3.. Gibbs got another call up to the full England squad, I’m so happy for him. I said at the start of the season if he can keep fit he would be an outside chance to go the World Cup in the summer and he keeps this up it will be hard for Roy not to take him.

4.. Kos and Per are fast becoming the best CB pairing in the country, they have cut out the silly mistakes, hold a higher line than before (Bould’s influence ?) and as important have total faith in the keeper behind them.

5.. I have always believed that every great team has a great spine to it, Eg Seaman,Adams,Vieira,Henry. For the first season in a long time we look like in Chesney,Per,Arteta,Giroud we have a good spine to the side.

6.. Man Utd’s Prem record this season, played 10, won 5, drawn 2 lost 3. They lost at home to WBA, away to Liverpool and got spanked at Man City.

7.. Rio Ferdinand will struggle with Giroud’s strength today and I cant wait to see Ramsey run through him like he’s not there.

8.. Ozil, even when he’s having a quiet game he’s good. If he’s not slipping down the right he is keeping the ball wisely whilst we have possession and as importantly just having him on the pitch gives the opposition something to think about and our other players more space.

9.. Flamini and Wilshere are both in the squad, expect both to start on the bench.

10.. Wenger Knows, the way he has been treated personally at this ground, by fans, staff and the ref’s has been disgusting. Let’s hope today he gets some revenge on the pitch.

Likely starting XI – Chesney, Gibbs, Kos, Per, Sagna, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Sanit, Ozil, Giroud