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Oddballs: Fun sporting stories to lighten the mood

Michail ensures rivalry stays skin deep

WEST Ham’s Michail Antonio and Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon ensured their London derby did not go unplayed due to the coronavirus outbreak by representing their clubs on Fifa 20.

They agreed the loser should wear the other team’s shirt and, after goals from Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura gave Tottenham victory, Antonio (pictured above) was forced to keep his part of the deal.

He posted a video of himself in a Spurs shirt saying: ‘I’m a man of my word, so I am wearing the kit.’ But Antonio then whipped it off to unveil on old Hammers away shirt and added: ‘But I didn’t say I would let it touch my skin!’

PE Joe keeps kids fit with a history lesson

FITNESS guru Joe Wicks has caught the public’s imagination with his online PE lessons for the nation during the coronavirus lockdown.

However, he may have baffled many of his audience with old-school goalkeeper references when showing off a move akin to a flying save. No David De Gea or Alisson for YouTube sensation and Chelsea fan Joe. After name-checking Bruce Grobbelaar, he urged kids to pounce like Blues hero Peter ‘The Cat’ Bonetti, who retired in 1979. One for the dads!