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24 March 2016 ~

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Good news for Leicester, who have been invited to play in the International Champions Cup over summer alongside Barcelona, PSG and Celtic. Now they've joined the global elite, the next step will be signing an official agricultural vehicles partner in south-east Asia.

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Abubakar150Badge of the week ~ Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Nigeria
This area of Nigeria has long been famed for its parties. They celebrate a lot of things in this region, including Vernal Equinox Day, Autumnal Equinox Day, Spare Calendar Day (big carnival for this one), National Keep-It-To-Yourself Day and Gong Day. One of the most common sights at all of these festivals is the inflated elephant, which is traditionally carried high at the head of a long procession to symbolise the people’s strength in unity.

The local football club commemorate the time when the elephant is let down, prior to being packed away for a week or so before the next fiesta. This is a maudlin, sorrowful time at which everyone gathers around to wail while the elephant is being stamped on by children, to symbolise how people like things packed away in the smallest space possible. The club started their life with the more upbeat image on their crest of a crowing rooster, but after some poor results in the first three seasons, they changed to the more fitting image of an airless cow elephant. Cameron Carter

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from Brian Simpson
“There are a lot of ‘no... left in van overnight’ signs but this is the first football one I've seen.”

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West Ham have come up with a terrible way of celebrating their final season at Upton Park – stadium foam hands.

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from Kevin Bowker
“Marvellous to see this young Southampton fan with a bracing and upbeat message for Daniel Sturridge.”

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from Phil Town
Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma arrive suitably attired for international duty.”

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Also in the news this week
Mike Ashley regrets getting involved with Newcastle. He’s not the only one
Gianluigi Buffon composes a tribute to his goal
Joe Allen reveals his passion away from football

 

 

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