The Odemwingies - Part 1

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the inaugural Odemwingies, the celebration and recognition of the dumb and disgraceful throughout the Barclays Premier League season. Of course this could be a long ceremony so will be broken up with intervals so you can all get your comfort breaks. Without further ado, we move on to our awards:

The ‘you keep on knocking but you can’t come in’ award
This award goes the founder of these awards Peter Odemwingie for his January deadline day antics of driving all the way to Loftus Road in the expectation of being signed by QPR. Only QPR had no transfer request accepted by West Brom. This made for great footage on Sky Sports News of Odemwingie looking a little lost in his car. No doubt an agent was probably the real villain here, but it’s Odemwingie with the damaged reputation and pictures of him looking like a fool.
Unfortunately Peter is not here to accept his award because he’s currently outside of a nightclub he wasn’t invited to where the bouncers are refusing to let him in after he thought he was invited. But not to worry, John Terry is here to accept the award on his behalf.

The hunger to succeed award
There was only ever one candidate for this award. So hungry he literally took a bite out of the opposition, ladies and gentlemen Luis Suarez. Yes, the amateur joke shop Bart impersonator gets this award for one of the weirdest things seen on a football pitch. In the 73rd minute of a Premier League match, Suarez inexplicably took a bite out of Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic. The real crime for me though, is the limp Suarez develops after the bite!

The response from the FA was to ban Suarez for 10 matches, mainly because biting an opponent was something so unusual they didn’t want to repeat it. Don't worry. FA doesn't think biting someone is worse than racism (which Suarez recieved  a 6 match ban for), however it is worse when you've bit someone before, was racist to someone, and then bite someone again.

That’s it for part 1 of the Odemwingies. Go and stretch your legs and come back for more Odemwingies for the 2012/13 Premier League season. Of course if you have any nominations of your own, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

 

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