Let’s start the day with a picture of forward Rosella Ayane seemingly kicking a ball at an opponent.
Ramble of the Day
I’ll never grow tired of seeing footballers extending their interests (and influence) in creative ways outside the sport, and so I was naturally excited when I found out Jadon Sancho, Nike, and Nando’s are collaborating for, among other things, Sancho Sauce.
Described by VERSUS as a way to celebrate Sancho’s upcoming kit and boot launch with Nike, Sancho Sauce “fuses Jadon’s favourite flavours and spices off the pitch, creating the ultimate Medium PERi-PERi sauce, with fiery hints of BBQ and Pineapple.” Unfortunately, the sauce isn’t available for purchase, but the winner of a #ShowYourSauce skills challenge on Twitter will be the lucky recipient of the sauce.
I’ve had peri-peri sauce (for the first time at a Nando’s in London, naturally) and I think there’s potential to have some fun with sweetness there. I’m not a very big fan of barbecue sauce, though I won’t inherently reject the idea of mixing some with peri-peri. Adding pineapple on top of that seems like it could create a sweetness overload in a sauce that really should be spicy, so I’d pick one over the other. I’m just hoping that when they said “hints” of those flavors, they meant it. That said, I haven’t tried it and probably never will, so I’m hoping the lucky person who gets a bottle is able to tell us if it’s actually good or not.
tl;dr: Jadon Sancho and Nando’s have a peri-peri sauce now, and I’m bummed it’s not available for purchase because I’m curious enough to try it.
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Links of the Day
Málaga is laying off first team players after the club went into administration in February.
Premier League clubs will reportedly be presented with proposal where the 2020-21 season would end in January if the coronavirus pandemic forces another play stoppage.
UEFA’s disciplinary body will decide if the Europa League tie between Lincoln Red Imps and Prishtina will be played after Prishtina claimed the game was improperly canceled.
Former Brazil international Ronaldinho was released from a Paraguayan prison after five months.
Transfer updates: Newcastle signed Jeff Hendrick from Burnley
A longer read: Daniella Matar on the return of women’s football in Italy after a six month stoppage because of the coronavirus pandemic for the Associated Press