A work of art featuring messages from Liverpool FC fans to departing captain Steven Gerrard has been completed.

The ‘Gerrard Wall’ was commissioned by the Liverpool Echo to mark Gerrard’s departure to start a new life in America with Los Angeles Galaxy.

Artists have been working on the image, which celebrates his twenty-seven years at Liverpool, at Chavasse Park Dome all week. It will stay at Liverpool One until Saturday evening and will then be on display at the Liverpool FC players’ awards next Tuesday.

Thousands of messages have poured in from all over the world with the Echo and the artists using as many as they could. A wall ten times the size would have been needed to include every single one – but there is a book next to it at Liverpool One for any additional messages, all of which will be sent to Gerrard.

Chris Seitz: Saving Shots & Saving Lives

fcdallas​ goalkeeper Chris Seitz’s journey to becoming a donor started in 2009.

That year, then-Real Salt Lake teammate Andy Williams’ wife was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. 

Andy asked Real Salt Lake to put on a bone marrow donor drive to help find his wife a match. 

Soon thereafter, Chris was traded twice and eventually landed in Dallas.

Two years later…

Chris’ dad was a match for his uncle, which deepened Chris’ resolve to help someone in need, should the opportunity arise.

One day, Chris received an email telling him he was a match. Despite his lack of a guaranteed playing contract while his fiancee was pregnant, Chris decided to go through with the invasive and painful surgery.

Doctors drilled 36 holes in his back to get the bone marrow out.

Chris missed the remainder of the 2012 season while he recovered. At the time, he didn’t know the name of the man whose life he saved. Two years later, however, Chris finally met Phil Richiuso.

Faith in humanity: RESTORED

Hecklers pay heavy price for harassing MLS reporter

Hecklers are finally getting their just desserts.

Several fans outside of Toronto FC’s stadium incurred the wrath of sports reporters, fans and their employers over the weekend after some disgusting behavior was caught on camera.

Sunday, Shauna Hunt, a reporter for CityNews, was the latest target of obscene heckling from a group of men shouting sexually explicit comments into her microphone.

Hunt interrupted her on-air report to confront the hecklers and later posted the video clip. 

Here’s the FHRITP confrontation from the TFC game last night. Please retweet http://t.co/Lrot7E9fUQ

— Shaunacitynews (@shaunacitynews)

May 11, 2015

Now, the employer of one of the hecklers has taken a stand: they are terminating their employee for violating the company’s code of conduct.

Hydro One statement regarding an employee at the TFC game. pic.twitter.com/qdJAZFgvMa

— Hydro One (@HydroOne)

May 12, 2015

The offensive ‘trend’ of yelling at female reporters is nothing new. Female reporters have been harassed in Canada and the United States with varations on an offensive chant over the past year. (It’s not just in North America: Sky Sports’ reporters were also harrassed repeatedly on Transfer Deadline Day, leading to changes in their coverage.)

But now, in a welcome step, Canadian police appear to be looking into possible criminal charges against the hecklers.

Our media partners should not have to deal with #FHRITP. Cause Disturbance seems to apply. http://t.co/qxwek6SLnW pic.twitter.com/gqiN2oNoXH

— Kingston Police (@kingstonpolice)

May 12, 2015

We’re not going to spell out the offensive phrase and perpetuate this ‘trend.’ But maybe, just maybe, this is the last we’ll have to talk about it.

(h/t CBC News)


So I dunno how many people still play Animal Crossing, but I wanted to give myself a creative challenge, so I went back to my copy of New Leaf and decided to create this season’s entire collection of MLS home jerseys. I’ll be queuing up the QR codes for the rest of the day for anyone who wants to bring some Major League Soccer to their town.