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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, November 11

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Spectacles at stadiums

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Hey, everyone!

Seems like another day for the sad songs playlist, so again, here it is. Add more songs if you’d like, or send recommendations my way (in the comments, of course) if you want me to do it.

Ramble of the Day

In more ways than one, football can be a spectacle, and in some cases, it does not even require the kicking of a ball. Over the weekend, there were two such cases from the Western Hemisphere.

I’ll begin by following up on one of Friday’s links. To recap: Disney partnered with Liga MX’s Club Tijuana for a Star Wars kit, which they unveiled over the weekend. Along with that unveiling, the teams walked out to the Star Wars theme — and with stormtroopers, as the image of the stormtrooper appears on the kit.

South of the equator, there was a more unique show happening on the same day. Argentina’s Estudiantes de La Plata returned to its stadium, Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi, after a lengthy renovation. I think we all remember the opening ceremony for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but I feel Spurs had nothing on this:

Really should’ve had a flaming Chirpy welcome all to the new stadium.

tl;dr: Jazz things up pre-match with Star Wars and flaming lions!

Links of the Day

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off after he reacted to racial abuse from Dynamo Kiev fans.

CBS and Univision have reportedly won the Champions League and Europa League rights in the U.S. from the 2021-22 season.

The 2011 World Cup winning Japan team is being eyed to begin the domestic leg of the Olympic torch relay ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Today’s longer read: Tariq Panja on the possibility that the World Anti-Doping Agency rules Russia out of playing in and hosting Euro 2020 for The New York Times