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New Jersey man allegedly booked for DWI says he “drank too much because the Jets suck”: report

An over-served Gang Green fan was a bit green around the gills — and it’s all the Jets’ fault, he says.

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Video Shows Dad Shoving Kid in Hilariously Ruthless Soccer Move Because Victory Is the Only Option

It’s hard for adults to stand on the sidelines while tiny children attempt to play their favorite sports. For a perfect example of this, check out this video of an adult turning a child into a goalkeeper, whether they wanted to be one or not.

The video shows a determined soccer dad turned very enthusiastic goalkeeper coach, showing the world what a true enthusiastic sports dad is like. The video was shot at what was reportedly an under-8 game (meaning all players were under eight years of age) between Bow Street Magpies FC and Ysgol Llanilar FC in Wales.

In the video which was shared on Twitter, the father sees the ball coming towards the goal, sees his child not see the ball coming towards the goal, and springs into action. He had apparently decided that the most efficacious course, besides blocking the shot himself, was to knock the tiny goalie over. That sent the kid flying into the path of the soccer ball, preventing the goal. It was an effective if somewhat ruthless move that resulted in a good save.

While the video cuts off before the match referee can decide if this move would be allowed, in the end it didn’t really matter. A player on the opposing team seized the opportunity for a rebound and kicked the ball in the net while the goalie was still sprawled on the ground and undoubtedly questioning whether or not they should tell their mother what just happened.

Watch out, World Cup, a new goalkeeper (and his dad) could be coming your way.

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Stephen Curry shot the ball through the hoop twice because he’s Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Stephen Curry contributed 28 points. You will never beat Stephen Curry in a game of basketball or H-O-R-S-E. He simply doesn’t miss shots. Before the Golden State Warriors collided with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Curry left the crowd and his teammates in awe with this eye-popping shot.

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Samson Lee Smith blasts Absolutely Ascot petition as ‘acceptable racism’ and says he was bullied mercilessly at school because he was a traveller

SAMSON Lee Smith has blasted a petition calling for Absolutely Ascot to change his name and says it’s indicative of the prejudice he’s faced all his life.

In an explosive interview, the 22-year-old said he believes the only reason residents of the posh town want the show renamed is because some of the show’s biggest stars are from the gypsy and travellers community.

Samson Smith has blasted the Absolutely Ascot name change petition and said it’s based in ‘acceptable racism’

Samson is one of the ITVBE show’s most popular characters and says he’s had a brilliant reaction from those in his community who are normally wary of allowing cameras into their lives.

It took over two years for TV bosses to persuade Samson to come on board and while he’s been overwhelmed with positive comments, he says the local petition is frustrating.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Samson says: “I faced so much racism growing up – it’s disgusting.

“Racism towards gypsies and travellers is one of the only, if not the only, acceptable form of racism in modern day culture.

The 22-year-old, here with his sister Claudia, said he’s faced prejudice his whole life because he is from the gypsy community

“The petition to get the show renamed is because there are gypsies associated with the area. I think it’s an underlying race issue.”

Growing up in Slough, Samson faced racial abuse on a daily basis and was taunted at school for being a gypsy.

He explains: “At school I was picked on and called the Pikey. That is the lowest as the low. It’s like calling a person of colour the N word. But that word gets bandied around they don’t realise the harm and the hurt they cause.

“I did feel isolated as a child. At school you had to tick a box to say if you were a gypsy or traveller.

Sharing pictures from his family photo album, Samson says he felt isolated at school after being taunted by cruel bullies
He was born into the gypsy and traveller community community and said he’s only had positive comments about appearing on Absolutely Ascot

“And then you were put in a classroom with other gypsies and travellers and a teacher who knew nothing about our culture tried to teach us about being a gypsy or a traveller. The whole system is useless. It might be better now but if it isn’t, it shows how nothing is changing.”

Samson hoped he would have left the taunts and the prejudice at the school gates.

However he says he still faces discrimination on a daily basis.

Samson adds: “I’ve been stopped from entering bars and restaurants for being a gypsy. They will never tell you the real reason.

Samson says racism to those from the gypsy and traveller community is still seen as ‘acceptable’

“I always dress smart in trousers, shoes and a shirt and they’ll stop me coming in. The most ridiculous excuse I’ve ever heard is being told I couldn’t go into an establishment because I had curly hair.

All you can do is end your night and go time. I am polite, I don’t want to row with anyone.

“But people have their judgements on who they think travellers and gypsies are and it shines through.”

Taking part in Absolutely Ascot, Samson says, is allowing viewers an insight into what life is really like for many people in the gypsy and traveller community.

He hopes to show viewers what life is really like for those from his community

And it’s this which gives him hope the show will be commissioned for a second series.

Samson says: “Being on Absolutely Ascot is giving a real representation of my life, it’s not like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

“It shows off our culture and our community. I’ve had people stop me in the street to tell me how much I love the show.

“And I’ve had an amazing response on the gypsy community. I’m giving them real representation.

“Getting a second series would be like my birthday and Christmas coming all at once because I want to keep showing people what being part of the gypsy and traveller community is really like.”

Absolutely Ascot continues on Sunday at 10pm on ITVBE.

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Tevin Campbell Doesn’t Care If You Call Him Gay Because He Can Sing: “Y’all Homophobes Gotta Do Better”

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Tevin Campbell may not have released a new studio album since 1999, but the 41-year-old is still considered a beloved musical figure. However, that hasn’t kept the trolls of today’s social media culture from persistently trying to paint Campbell a certain way.

There have been questions about drug use, rumors that he’s been a victim of molestation, and all sorts of comments about his sexuality. Whether or not he was gay became a big question following his arrest for soliciting oral sex from an undercover policeman in 1999. When it comes to his sexuality, the “I’m Ready” singer decided to let folks know this week, after being weary of ugly comments about it, that no matter what they say, it doesn’t matter. He can still sing circles around your faves.

“Y’all homophobes gotta do better,” he wrote on Twitter. “The thing you will never ever be able to say about me is ‘that boy can’t sing.’ That’s the day I will be sitting at home crying and that day will be never.”

Campbell has spoken about his sexuality in the past. During an interview with former publication Sister 2 Sister, he told Jamie Foster Brown that he’s “try-sexual,” which is a way of saying he’s “open-minded.”

“I’m not gay, but there’s a lot of different things that I do like, sexually,” he said. “Being in the business, you are introduced to a lot of different things. I’m not gay, but I’m a freak and I think a lot of people know what a freak is.”

He also told IMissTheOldSchool back in 2009 that his sexuality shouldn’t be of concern to others.

“That’s nobody’s business. If someone is interested in me and they wanna be my friend or whatever, then we can talk. It’s nobody’s business what I like to do behind closed doors, just because I am a celebrity,” he said. “I hate that. And I like the fact that people wanna know. Let ‘em wonder. I like to leave a little bit to the imagination. But if you happen to get to know me and we hit it off… I share a lot of personal things with friends, which is a normal thing to do.”

After Thursday’s tweet, the real question is…when are we getting some new music, Tevin?!

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Expect continued media consolidation, because scale matters, 21st Century Fox vice chair says

Media consolidation will continue as companies compete for unique franchises and greater scale, 21st Century Fox Vice Chair Chase Carey told CNBC on Tuesday.


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