This feature is an utterly pointless time waster, but still: my brain is wired in such a peculiar way that, whenever I’m watching a game—and, despite my repeated pleas for it to stop—it insists on pointing out similarities between top-flight soccer players and well known Hollywood actors. And this one is undeniable. Well, deniable, but still . . . .

Xabi AlonsoMark Wahlberg


“Must you make this connection, oh brain?”