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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, December 29

Forgetting cucumber

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Hey, everyone!

I think I found Sergio Reguilón’s Dolce & Gabbana pajama set that he wore for his Christmas picture, and it can be yours for the combined price of $3340 on the company’s website, if you’re interested.

Ramble of the Day

I imagine it’s possible at least one of you is in the mood to read about something entirely random but uniquely strange. It turns out Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria, who even if you’re extremely online or into celebrity gossip need to know very little about, has been pretending to be from Spain for the entirety of her relatively public life. Hilaria has been telling people that she was born and raised in Spain, but in reality was born named Hillary in Massachusetts, and has been sporting a (pretty bad) fake Spanish accent in her public life for years to keep up the act.

If you want to read it, Vox has an explainer. It spells out why someone who is not particularly interesting or relevant has generated one of those rare group social media moments that inspires many, many memes. Baldwin’s thing goes into problematic territory, but it’s also just weird.

I’ll cap this off with a couple of videos that have making the rounds that I find so funny, even if you have extremely limited context. First, a time she put that bad fake accent and fake identity on display by pretending to forget the word for cucumber.

Second, this is surprisingly a comprehensive enough recap of events and also just pretty funny. (The “Mathachutheth” line kills me.)

tl;dr: If you want to familiarize yourself with something random but uniquely strange, Alec Baldwin’s wife has been lying about being from Spain when she’s really from Massachusetts.

Stay informed, read this: The Associated Press chose tennis player Naomi Osaka and basketball player LeBron James as its athletes of the year for victories on the court and championing equality off it

Links of the Day

Arsenal’s Gabriel tested positive for COVID-19.

Manchester City closed its training ground because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.

Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer was racially abused in a letter received by the club.

A longer read: Tusdiq Din on Liverpool supporter Mailk Al Nasir on losing his escape in the 1970s after being driven out of Anfield by racists and discovering his relation to the first Black international footballer for The Guardian