#he is so hot and black men in glasses is my weakness
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LOL, Rihanna was perving on him hard during the World Cup and his woman shut her down sharpish. It’s so strange to have seen Boateng grow up though, mercy.
Seriously, she was? I need to hear this story. Lol. Dish!
I can’t find the tweet right now, but Rihanna was cheering on Germany from the jump, yeah, and then she saw Boateng, and kept posting pictures of him and making approving noises (you know how Rihanna gets, and to be fair, Boateng is straight up her type), and his SO is all, “Thanks, he’s mine!” (with her twitter) and posts pictures of their daughters. Damn, if Boateng had been single, you get the feeling that she’d have moved in.
Pfffffttttt, Rihanna should’ve done her homework before acting like all that. Haha, way to shut her down, she didn’t really have to do that but hey, claim your man I guess. Lol. This is all funny to me.
Well, I guess Boateng’s SO wanted to prove that he was hemmed up. Two daughters of school age (footballers get spoused up so young) and rocking the family, yeah, I’d probably side eye too. LOL. I think if any of the German players had been single (she’s been following the football team for a long time), she’d have swept one up by now.
He’s cute, he reminds me a little of her Dodger ex Matt Kemp. Like you said he’s straight up her type. Everybody tryna get themselves a football boo these days. Lol.
LOL, Rihanna likes what she likes. I’m not even mad. But yeah, at least footballers seem more cosmopolitan- if they perform at the highest level. They live in great Cities (London, Real Madrid, Chelsea, NYC), have the opportunity to learn different languages and be with different people, whereas for American sports (American football, baseball, basketball) if you want to be at the highest level it’s in the US, and if you’re from the US just working in the US, it can narrow your perspective a bit.
Go, Rihanna, get yourself a European footballer- it might be a change from the guys she’s rocking with now.
As a woman from the Caribbean, she should definitely be branching out. Hopefully she never goes back to Chris Brown, he’ll never change, unless he desperately wants to. Your description of the international footballers is on point. I was just thinking about it the other day, how they move to different teams during their careers in different countries, a lot of the time, and have to learn the cultures and languages. It’s really awesome and adventurous. I wouldn’t get too hung up on American guys if I were her, expand your horizons. I’m sure she has though but having a career like she has and she’s not slowing down, those guys can’t get with that. Look at Shakira, she’s pretty much locked down by Pique, having a son, and that didn’t happen long after they got together.
Shakira is a different personality though. You got the feeling that Shakira was longing to settle down for ages (when she dated that Argentine lad), and only split because in the end, he didn’t want to commit. Pique and her got together real quick. I can’t imagine anyone telling Rihanna doing that at all- I think after Chris Brown (look at me, armchair psychologist!), she’d never do that again. Besides, 50 goes on record saying that Rihanna and Badu got that hoodoo that guys need to be careful about. LOL.
But yeah, footballers and football managers are awesome to me. Jose Mourinho started off life as a translator to Sir Bobby Robson in Portugal, and followed him to Barcelona. Then hooked up with van Gaal for a while, and has done Italy and Spain and England. Pep Guardiola started off life as a Barcelona lad, and is now managing Bayern Munich.
You see Pjanić- a lad from Bosnia, and he speaks English, his own language as well as Italian. Look at Michael Bradley, all American lad, did Italy (even though he didn’t stay long) and learnt fluent Italian. You compare that to American athletes, and well… meh. I even side eye the British footballers over here. They just want to play for the local Premier League clubs (meh). At least Gareth Bale took the opportunity to go to Real Madrid, and Ashley Cole, in the twilight of his career chose to do Roma instead of staying on at Chelsea or going to another English club.
Go on, Rihanna, date a fooballer, who knows, you might find a lifestyle you’re into.
Ha! They’re so ethnocentric, some
Americans and English people. At least Kobe Bryant speaks Italian fluently. It counts for something. To get the opportunity to play in different countries and experience other parts of the world sounds exciting to me. It may be challenging at times but still really awesome.
Yeah, I agree, Shakira spent a long time with the Argentinian(president’s son, no?) and it basically got her nowhere. She’s been getting older, time for a change of pace, wanting a child and moving on in her love life. Rihanna is not at that point yet, she’s like 26 or something and always on the go. Can’t see her trying to be a mom right now anyway.
I think Kobe was raised in Italy? But yeah, the fact that he speaks Italian, knows about soccer (like, treated it with the seriousness that it demands), well, it can only make widen your outlook. Michael Bradley has done his sojurn in Europe and stayed long enough to speak Italian, Dutch and German (better than Donavon, tbh). I think the problem with the British is that when it comes to Europe and our relationship with the continent, has been more war than peace, tbh. We really only started playing nice with Europe around the Maastricht Treaty around the same time the Premier League started. It doesn’t help that if you want to watch foreign football games (even local premiership ones), you needed a subscription. But I think with Gareth Bale proving himself at Real, and Ashley Cole doing it in Roma, more British kids might be looking to Europe to play. Also, with a lot of European clubs having their youtube pages and webpages in English, it can only help us to look that way.
There are advantages to playing in various places. In Italy, they’re big on technique, in Spain, they like the free flowing attack ball, in Germany, great set pieces and pace… if you really want to develop as a player, you can’t stay in one place. Which is why as much as people side eye Jurgen Klinsmann, he was one of the earlier German footballers who dared to go international. He did time at German, Italian, and English clubs whilst on the pitch, which has helped him in his coaching, I think. Because he got exposed to various methods and mindsets along the way.