Sunday, May 07, 2006

Rio Ferdinand for Manchester Utd (vs Wigan), 14th December 2005



Did I really just see the physio run onto the pitch and give Rio Ferdinand a couple of Jaffa Cakes?

What the hell is that all about? As if these players aren't pampered enough! Did he 'forget' to have his lunch or something?

3 comments:

adem said...

Yep. I saw that on MOTD. Weird eh?? And the physio had to actually feed them to him...bless.

apparently..."Once the game is over, fluids should be replaced and carbohydrates should be consumed as soon as possible to promote recovery of glycogen stores."

Is that why he had a warm milk too?

El Tel said...

I know, weird! It's like when the Hartlepool physio (at Hartlepool v Port Vale, last Sat.) delivered 2 slices of pizza, a portion of chips and a coke to Hartlepool's Richie Humphreys midway through the second half.

I mean, there's product placement and there's product placement...

Anonymous said...

What can I say, as I'm sure ST will attest, I guess I was years ahead of the entire field of sports medicine.....

And yes, I do believe that replacing fluids and carbohydrates to promote recovery of glycogen stores after a sip of coffee is the same thing as playing 80 minutes of top flight football. It will also ensure you remain in top condition for an afternoon of vegging out in your study listening to metal set to Eleven.

Des