That’s forward Jessica Naz at the top today.
Ramble of the Day
Perhaps if I didn’t open up the door this month to rambles about proposals at sporting events, I wouldn’t be sharing this. I suppose, even if one has a mild view on public proposals, this one would be worth sharing. Germany’s Max Kruse opted to celebrate the team’s 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia at the Olympics by proposing to his girlfriend in a post-match interview.
German footballer @MaxKruse_10 made a marriage proposal live after Germany’s Olympic win over Saudi Arabia. His Kurdish girlfriend Dilan reportedly said ‘Erê’ which means yes. Kruse’s t-shirt reads ‘I love you. ‘Would you like to marry me’ in Kurdish ❤️ https://t.co/8wejcXqkqO pic.twitter.com/SXpB5xk9IG— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) July 25, 2021
My opinion has not changed much on proposals at sporting events in the last few weeks, and Kruse’s gestures are obviously sweet. My issue is that Kruse proposed to his girlfriend while she wasn’t even in the room, or in their case the same continent. I am relieved his girlfriend said yes — the proposal seems a thoughtful one, after all. I just think it would be cool if they got to enjoy the moment together, and definitely don’t think it’s something others should copy without serious consideration.
Perhaps the most important thing here, though, is that it worked out. Congratulations to them!
tl;dr: Max Kruse proposed to his girlfriend on television while they were on different continents.
Stay informed, read this: Candace Buckner on US gymnast Simone Biles and expectations placed on exceptional Black women for The Washington Post
Links of the Day
Bayern’s Corentin Tolisso tested positive for COVID-19.
Tottenham will trial the NHS COVID Pass at friendlies for the men’s and women’s teams against Arsenal next month.
Manchester United’s Alex Telles will miss the start of the season with an ankle injury.
Derby’s Jason Knight suffered an ankle injury after manager Wayne Rooney challenged him in training, and could miss up to three months.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes bought an ownership stake in MLS’ Sporting Kansas City.
A longer read: Ben Strauss on NWSL broadcasts which, through production budget and value, are not progressing as fast as the league’s reputation for The Washington Post