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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Thursday, July 22

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Hello, all!

At the top, we have forward Rosella Ayane.

Ramble of the Day

I think Zac Efron may accidentally be the actor I ramble about the most — none of it is ever planned, and it does not stem from a genuine interest in Efron. I wouldn’t even argue he’s noteworthy on an above average level, but all famous people occupy an inherently noteworthy status in our world so I run into Efron news and content from time to time.

Anyway, that’s a lot of words to just say that Efron posted a video on his Instagram saying he broke his grandfather out of a nursing home to watch the Euro final.

I have reason to suspect his grandfather didn’t really need to do a nursing home break to watch the Euros, but this is obviously meant to be a cute video of a famous guy and his grandfather. A quick moment early on reminds me of Spy Games, a very dumb reality competition show where random people are lightly trained to be spies — one of the judges emphasized situational awareness, and Efron leaving his hat on the ground also leaves a crumb trail.

This is, of course, irrelevant because this is not a serious production outside of delivering strong grandpa content. The second half of the video delivers on that, because Efron’s grandfather is a pretty good sport about things. I must admit that I probably won’t check Efron’s Instagram to see if there’s more grandpa content in the future, but grandpa does well in his role.

As for the very quick clip of the two watching the game, I’m totally guessing that the fists up while an Italy player appears on the screen means Efron and grandpa were rooting for them.

tl;dr: Zac Efron used the Euro final to make random grandpa content for his Instagram.

Stay informed, read this: Sean Ingle reports that the International Olympic Committee banned its social media accounts images of athletes taking the knee despite allowing the gesture for the Guardian

Links of the Day

FIFA fined the Mexican federation after fans used an anti-gay chant during a May friendly.

Inter canceled plans to participate a Florida-based preseason tournament, citing COVID-19 concerns.

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games.

The city of Liverpool lost its UNESCO World Heritage status, with one cited reason being Everton’s future stadium on the Bramley-Moore docks.

Transfers: Brentford signed Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic; Leicester signed Abbi Grant from Birmingham

A longer read: Doug McIntyre on Gabriel Heinze’s seven month stint as Atlanta United manager, which ended after the players association filed a complaint against him for Fox Sports