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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Tuesday, July 13

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Hello, all!

At the top today is new assistant coach Ian Cathro.

Ramble of the Day

International tournaments bring an increased set of eyes, and without that, we may not have found out that an Italy player has a bunch of Madagascar characters tattooed on his arms.

The player is Francesco Acerbi, and that is seemingly all we know for now. I would love to know more, though. I completely understand Acerbi might have a very boring answer to this question — it could be as simple as “I like the movie.” It’s such an unconventional choice, though. It requires explanation, not because he’s done a horrible deed but because it’s unusual. I just need to know.

tl;dr: Francesco Acerbi has Madagascar characters tattooed on his arms, and I would love to know why.

Stay informed, read this: Tyler Kepner on the lack of Black players on the MLB All-Star Game rosters for The New York Times

Links of the Day

Multiple England players received racist abuse on social media following the Euro final.
Additionally: Leyton Orient issued a three year ban to a fan who racially abused England players online.

Atléti signed Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese.

One person died and several were injured across Italy while celebrating the national team’s Euro victory.

The FA will investigate a security breach at Wembley that saw ticketless supporters attend the Euro final.

A longer read: Tom Gennoy argues a European Championship spanning the whole continent was “a nice idea at the wrong time” for DW