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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, February 8

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Smashing televisions!

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Hi, everyone!

My mind needs a rest. Too bad I have to ramble!

Ramble of the Day

Perhaps I need to unwind a bit, and maybe smashing a television sounds like a good idea. I’m probably not going to do that, but I’m only mentioning it because there’s a Marseille fan that’s now well known for smashing his television every time the team disappoints him.

This is very important information that I must share, because the first thing one sees Mohamed Henni, said Marseille fan, attempt what looks like a spinning hook kick, ruin his television, and fall over. It’s very entertaining.

I’ll try not to just repeat the information that was in the video, but I’m just so amused by it all. He was just a regular YouTuber posting match reports and then just one day...broke his television...and went viral so he had to keep up the work! He’s gone through 26 televisions and is finding it “financially hard” to keep doing this.

A normal person could just hope that Marseille start winning or that Henni just stops, but I think a GoFundMe should be set up for him and his television smashing activities. He says the videos make people happy, and the happiness must continue. Plus, it seems like smashing televisions might also be satisfying for him after an emotionally tough result. Perhaps smashing televisions is good for everyone, especially since he does it in different ways.

From head-butting the television while wearing an American football helmet to using golf clubs to destroy the television, this man is working through the pain, entertaining audiences, and is also probably giving business to a local store. Wasteful and excessive? Maybe, but there are actually a bunch of perks. I don’t think I can be convinced that this is bad at this point.

tl;dr: Smashing televisions is good.

Links of the Day

The body of Emiliano Sala has been identified from the wreckage of the plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson.

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger said he’s been on the receiving end of racist abuse during matches.

The LA Galaxy has built a statue in David Beckham’s honor and will unveil it in March.

Today’s longer read: Matt Davis on the real life game of Football Manager that fans of French sixth-division side Avant Garde Caennaise play on a regular basis for the BBC