What’s happened in sport this week.
The ultimate AFL selfie
In response to Ellen DeGeneres and Bradley Cooper’s selfie at the Oscars, the AFL decided to do one of their own, featuring the captains of each AFL team. The picture was posted on Luke Hodge’s Twitter page earlier this week. The selfie joins several other Oscars selfie recreations.
Ronaldo’s run in with a ball boy
The world’s most famous soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, may have met his match in a contemptuous ball boy. Real Madrid were trailing 2 – 1 behind their rivals Atletico Madrid and were desperately rushing to tie it up in the last few minutes. Ronaldo ran to the sideline for a quick throw-in but his attempt was halted when the ball boy looked at Ronaldo, shrugged his shoulders, and then threw the ball away from him. Awkward.
David Pocock out with injury
The Brumbies and Wallabies superstar player has had his second knee reconstruction in 12 months, putting him out for the rest of the Super Rugby season after just two games. Pocock tweeted his thanks to his support earlier this week, saying: “Devastated but trying to keep perspective. So appreciative of all the support I’ve received. Thank you all.”
Michael Walters reported for rough conduct
Walters was reported for rough conduct in Thursday’s practice match against West Coast. The Fremantle forward, who made high crashing contact with Eagles player Brant Colledge, will be anxiously awaiting a ruling that could see him miss the opening round of the AFL season.
Sochi Paralympics protest
Ukraine is expected to announce whether or not it will boycott the Sochi Winter Paralympics after the athletes staged a protest against Russian intervention in Crimea. The 23 athletes marched through the athletes’ village with their flag raised chanting what was believed to be “Peace to Ukraine.” – Noah La’ulu
Top photo from Luke Hodge’s Twitter account.