Yesterday was ... not fun.
Ramble of the Day
I come with a tiny distraction as you scroll to the bottom to join your fellow Hoddlers in rightfully complaining about your team. Unintentionally, I will begin with the least visible silver lining from yesterday: at least Tottenham did not record the most embarrassing result from yesterday’s European matches. That distinct honor fully belongs to Roma, who lost 6-1 to Norway’s Bodø/Glimt yesterday, a match that marked the first time a José Mourinho side conceded six goals in a game.
It’s not the only record Bodø/Glimt have set in recent years, though. In 2016, the club celebrated its 100 year anniversary by setting the Guinness world record for largest sushi mosaic.
Toying with Jose Mourinho's Roma is obviously exciting for Bodø/Glimt, but is it as good as the time they had the world's biggest ever sushi mosaic pitchside?https://t.co/VTzm4vf4KH pic.twitter.com/qtZ3OerwBj— Lars Sivertsen (@larssivertsen) October 21, 2021
I have no idea if it was any good, but thinking about it made me crave sushi anyway. (Luckily, I had some the other day so I satisfied that craving in advance.)
tl;dr: Here’s a picture of the world’s largest sushi mosaic at a Bodø/Glimt match in 2016.
Stay informed, read this: track and field athlete Gwen Berry on the necessary uncomfortable nature of athlete protests for The Players’ Tribune
Links of the Day
FIFPro criticized FIFA for not publicly announcing a ban issued to ex-Mongolia U15 girls’ team coach Uchralsaikhan Buuveibaatar after an investigation into sexual misconduct.
The NWSL agreed to meet the demands of the Players Association in an attempt to combat abuses of power.
Angel City players will receive 1% of ticket revenue from the team’s home matches.
A longer read: Maggie Mertens on the NWSL as a workplace made up of low-wage, female workers for The Atlantic