Tag Archives: football

Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!

So said an age­ing Lord Henry Wotton to the golden (and soon to be) age­less Dorian Gray.

Polka Dots: Not Just for Girls

Sporno Pop Promo — ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’

We’ve waited years for this!” A kind of soc­cer ver­sion of this fam­ously spor­no­graphic ad cam­paign for rug­ger bug­gery from a few years back: Tip: Tim  


Mark Simpson on how sport and porn got into bed — while D&G and Mr Armani took pic­tures.… (Out magazine, May 2006; expan­ded for The V&A’s ‘Fashion V Sport’ cata­logue, June 2008. Also col­lec­ted in ‘Metrosexy’) You might think that it was Italy’s greater ball skills, or stam­ina, or team spirit that won them the […]

America — meet David Beckham

(The Guardian, 13 July, 2007) America, meet David Beckham. America, meet The Metrosexual. You’re going to be see­ing even more of both. As most of the world already knows, today Becks is proudly ‘unveiled’ by LA Galaxy on their home turf. Brand Becks, the ulti­mate met­ro­sexual who trans­formed him­self from a tal­en­ted pro­fes­sional soccer-player with a cute […]

Back of the Net! Stefan Peg-Me Postma

This example of revenge sporno from last year seems to have slipped through my fin­gers.… ‘Top’ Dutch foot­baller and former Aston Villa goalie Stefan Postma was a tad embar­rassed last year to find a home-made video of him­self enthu­si­ast­ic­ally bot­tom­ing — that’s to say, tak­ing it up the Arsenal — plastered all over the ‘net’. The […]