The streaker who disrupted the Champions League final in Madrid says she has no regrets — and believes the prank will help her retire at 30. As stunned Liverpool and Tottenham stars looked on, Kinsey Wolanski, 22, sprinted across the pitch at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in a skimpy black swimsuit promoting her boyfriend’s porn site. Now, after being arrested and spending five hours locked in a Spanish jail cell, the American model reckons the stunt was the smartest move of her career. Experts estimate the prank last Saturday was worth $4.8 million after her Instagram following rocketed — and the website’s registered users surpassed 32 million. “By the time I’m 30 I plan on making enough money to retire, and streaking at the Champions League will only help me achieve that,” Kinsey said. “I plan to do a lot more streaking to raise my profile. After I was released from jail I had gone from 300,000 followers on Instagram to over two … [Read more...] about Kinsey Wolanski, famous soccer streaker, isn’t done streaking
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Sports A number of companies and organizations associated with Cristiano Ronaldo have responded to an allegation from a woman who says she was raped by the soccer player in 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Nike—perhaps Ronaldo's most high-profile sponsor—told the Associated Press that it was "deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations" and that it would "continue to closely monitor the situation." In a statement provided to Newsweek via email, Altice USA—owner of Optimum, a cable and internet brand for which Ronaldo has appeared in ads—said it was monitoring the situation as well. "These are very serious allegations and we are closely monitoring the situation," it said in a statement. EA Sports—which put Ronaldo on the cover of its massively popular game FIFA '19—also responded. "We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo," it told the AP in a … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo Sponsors Respond to Rape Allegation: Will Nike, Optimum Drop Soccer Star?
Luca Bruno / AP Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo applauds his teams fans before the start of the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 | 5:50 p.m. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 brought by the woman named in the lawsuit. The AP does not identify those who say they have been sexually assaulted. Ronaldo's attorney, Christian Schertz, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. But after a report on the case in Der Spiegel … [Read more...] about Woman says soccer star Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas
Watch out, David Beckham. Wayne Rooney is coming for your crown. This summer, the 32-year-old English soccer star, prostitute-shagger and hair-transplant recipient landed himself a reported $15 million, 3¹/₂-year gig with arguably the worst Major League Soccer team in the United States: D.C. United. On top of that, Rooney scored a promotions contract with the marketing firm Octagon that The Sun in the UK reports could net him more than $225 million and put him on track to become one of the richest athletes in America. “When David Beckham came over, he invented this role that Rooney is playing himself: the aging European superstar who comes and joins a team of middling, mostly American players,” said George Quraishi, managing editor for The Athletic Soccer. But Rooney is refusing to phone it in and cash out. Thanks to the British import’s stellar performance so far, D.C. United has jumped out of last-place and is a genuine playoff contender. Rooney, who is … [Read more...] about This brash soccer star could be US’ next David Beckham
Jay Greeson Jay Greeson Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press. As many of you know, there's a civil war coming. No, this has nothing to do with red or blue states. We have a soccer fight on the horizon in the Scenic City. The decade of canoodling for the Chattanooga FC is about to be challenged. The professional United Soccer League issued Chattanooga a franchise, much to the chagrin of the CFC founding fathers. To make matters worse for the CFC folks, Sean McDaniel, the former CFC exec, has signed on to be the general manager and president of this new soccer team. Understandably there are a lot of folks — including many in the passionate CFC supporter group known as the Chattahooligans — who are not pleased with this. Chattanooga can't support two soccer franchises any more than we can support two aquariums, two minor league baseball teams (or ballparks for that matter, but that's a story for another day), two entertainment districts or even one history museum. To be … [Read more...] about Greeson: Playing the name game with Chattanooga’s soccer squabble