My heart bleeds for Atleti

So this is how it ends.

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I wanted to write a celebratory post the day Barça won the double but I decided to wait until after the Champions League finals. As a solid Barça fan, I really wanted Atleti to win. Never mind that they were the ones who kicked Barça out, or that their game play usually involves rough defending that ends with clean sheets but barely any goals. Call it schadenfreude but I really do find pleasure in seeing Real Madrid lose.

But today they won.

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Dip in form

When Barcelona started losing match after match following a 39-game win streak, everyone was quick to criticize their sudden dip in form. Fans and critics noted how tired the players were after having to play difficult matches with only three or four-day gaps in between.

Weeks prior, Barça was poised to win a back-to-back treble. Atletico Madrid, however, was able to pounce on Barça‘s fatigued spirit — they kicked Barça out of the Champions League, then closed down a seven-point La Liga gap to nothing. Atleti and Barça are now tied on the top spot and Real Madrid is trailing behind by only one point.

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Ex-FIFA VP slams US-led corruption probe by citing an Onion article

Holy shit dude I wish I was kidding!

The guy in the video is former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, one of the FIFA officials who were arrested Wednesday following allegations of corruption and bribery from the US Department of Justice. Warner is currently out on bail which is why this video was made possible.

Warner accuses the US of being butthurt over their failed bid to host World Cup 2022. He wonders why the US is so eager to host the Summer World Cup 2015 “if FIFA was [as] bad” as they claim. He presents a printed news article to the camera, oblivious to the fact that the website he took it from is a satirical news portal. There’s no World Cup 2015, you dingus! I can’t believe The Onion successfully trolled a person, and an important and powerful figure at that!

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