It’s tidy-it-up Monday here at TSG and as we swept out the dark room, cleaned the keyboards and folded the leftover “Free Benny!” t-shirts, we realized we closed our poll entitled:”Who’s the most annoying global soccer player?” without commenting on the results.
In a runaway win, none other than Mr. Nonchalance a.k.a. The Greasy One a.k.a. Crissy Ronaldo a.k.a Crissy Girl a.k.a CR7 Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo takes the pie…chart by nearly a 43% plurality.
I have to be honest. I voted for Pippo Inzaghi. The pint-sized Italian, while talented in his fly-like buzzing around the defense, makes me cringe every single time I see him complain about an offsides call or a foul on a player who’s shirt he just grabbed. According to Inzaghi, he’s never offsides. At least with Ronaldo, in my book, he has that air of arrogance that befits a world class player. Alas, Inzaghi was a distant 5th.
Above Inzaghi in the polls from two through four were:
Gautemalan Carlos Ruiz, noted at TSG for his ridiculous head stomp on Tim Howard in 2008.
Chelsea man Didier Drogba who could easily double for Ezel (1:00 min mark of this clip) for his very serious injuries.
Robin Van Persie’s best friend and glory hound Emmanuel Adebayor who loves to disrespect the Emirates fans that rooted so hard for him all those years.
Bringing up the rear of the nominated candidates was El Hadji Diouf. Click here for his latest transgression.
Finally, and always the fun part, the write-in votes:
◊ David Beckham (Can’t disagree with you here….)
◊ Gattuso (I can see your point, though I love the guy….especially how he vigorously shakes the hand of each player he fouls.)
◊ Blanco (Not feeling this one…)
◊ Freddy Adu (I would have disagreed with you about a month ago, but I’m reserving judgment here.)
◊ Nery Castillo (Who I learned once refused a selected teammate a penalty shot…don’t know much more about Nery.)
◊ Gio Dos Santos (Add the person who wrote in: “He has the most amazing dives. He has his own category of art.”)
And lest we leave you with something that doesn’t tug at the very fabric of this piece and cement Ronaldo’s annoying legacy, here you go.
Ronaldo, the Singer.
Check out a funny piece on the 6 stages of footy diving here.