Something From The Weekend: Gemili's Olympic dream; Samir Nasri's whinge; Striker scores a hit
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 25 June 2012
The Good: Gemili's Olympic dream
Britain's brightest sprinting spark, Adam Gemili, should still be smiling today having enjoyed a fruitful weekend on the track. Gemili was beaten by Dwain Chambers in the 100 metres final at the Olympic trials in Birmingham, but the 18-year-old came second to qualify for the Games. Gemili has both the time – unlike Chambers – and the top-two finish that was needed to seal his place. The ensuing post on his Twitter account spoke of his gratitude and delight. "Thank you so much everybody. "No words can describe how I feel."
The Bad: Samir Nasri's whinge
Hardly the most popular of players, the French midfielder managed to alienate even his biggest fans on Saturday night. Understandably dispirited following a painful 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spain to exit the Euros, the Manchester City menace then decided to go on the warpath with French journalists. "You are looking for shit, you are looking for trouble," said Nasri. Another writer was then called a "son of a bitch", with Nasri adding: "There you go, now you'll be able to say I've been badly brought up."
The Odd: Striker scores a hit
Who said the footballing party was taking place in Poland and Ukraine? Brazilian striker Marcello Matrone, of HIK in the Finnish third division, seemed determined to dance the night away after scoring – to the tune of Rihanna's Umbrella. After tucking in the first of his three goals against HDS Helsinki during a convincing 6-1 victory, Matrone strutted to the sideline, pulled out an umbrella and began to boogie.
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