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  • Mario Balotelli demonstrates unique ironing method in brilliant Instagram video

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Confirming former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli's assertion the day before that Mario Balotelli is "fundamentally a good guy" who "lives in a place that is far away from reality," the Milan striker posted a video on Instagram of himself dancing while ironing a shirt, reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography and listening to Biggie Smalls.

    Given all the Puma product placement (and the fact that Mario is ironing right over the logo of his shirt), there's a good chance this is a viral marketing campaign. But Balotelli executes it so delightfully that it really doesn't matter. This is how I like to imagine he does all of his ironing.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • James Rodriguez hugs manhandled pitch invader during Real Madrid presentation, prompts copycat

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Having completed his € 80 million move from Monaco to Real Madrid, World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez was presented at the Santiago Bernabeu in front of about 46,000 fans on Tuesday. Wearing the No. 10 shirt left vacant when Mesut Ozil departed last summer, Rodriguez kicked balls into the ravenous crowd, which was filled with yellow Colombia shirts.

    One of those supporters decided to invade the pitch and hug his hero, which quickly resulted in security staff violently dragging him to the ground. Rodriguez didn't appreciate the aggressiveness with which they did their job, so he tried to calm the situation by hugging the pitch invader a second time and giving him a ball as he escorted him away.

    Seeing how lovely Rodriguez was to the man, another pitch invader attempted to bum rush the Colombian star just as the commotion was starting die down. He too got a ball for his efforts, but not much more.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo dodges giant dandruff balls in ridiculous shampoo commercial

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo has starred in many, many advertisements, but this one for Clear shampoo is both the best of them all. In this commercial, Ronaldo is inside a pinball game called "Dandruff Attack." So right from the start you know that this viewing experience is going to change your life for the better.

    Ronaldo is then forced to dodge giant dandruff balls (clearly labeled "dandruff" because a company called Clear doesn't mess around with subtlety) Matrix style before headbutting a hologram of a shampoo bottle like he was Pepe and the nonexistent shampoo bottle was Thomas Muller. Finally, with his scalp's "natural protection layer" activated, he is able to head a dandruff ball into obliteration, which he celebrates as if he scored a goal.

    The ad then ends with Ronaldo running his hand over his impenetrable hair helmet while giving you bedroom eyes.

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