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In case you missed them... the wildest, wack­i­est sport­ing mo­ments of 2011 Where there’s a Wills

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

IT’S time for 2011 WAASA’S – the tenth edi­tion of the much- sought- af­ter ‘ Wills An­nual Al­ter­na­tive Sports Awards’.

So, dim the lights and roll the drums for WAASA X as we sing for the un­sung he­roes and cel­e­brate the snig­ger­ingly aw­ful from an­other twelve months of overblown kids’ games.

Ithu­mu­leng Khune for his shame­ful play act­ing in the Af­con qual­i­fier against Sierra Leone.

(not) – Bafana Bafana’s in­fa­mous Af­con “qual­i­fi­ca­tion” cel­e­bra­tion af­ter the dire 0-0 draw in that game against Sierra Leone.

af­ter Man City beat Man Utd 6-1 at Old Traf­ford

– Michi­gan State played North Carolina at bas­ket­ball on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vin­son air­craft car­rier off San Diego – they called it The Car­rier Clas­sic.

– 2004 Olympic cham­pion sprinter Justin Gatlin ar­rived at this year’s world cham­pi­onships with frost­bite af­ter en­ter­ing a cryo­genic cham­ber wear­ing wet socks.

– The 100m fi­nal of that world cham­pi­onships which started with­out any of the eight fastest men in the world this year af­ter two were sus­pended for dop­ing, two were in­jured, three failed to qual­ify and Usain Bolt, the most im­por­tant of all, was dis­qual­i­fied for

a false start.

– Aussie Rules player Nathan van Someren was sent off be­cause his gelled Mo­hawk was con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous.

– Sri Lankan open­ing bowler U.w.m.b.c.a.welegedara (Uda Walawwe Mahim Ban­dar­alage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara)

– Ser­ena Wil­liams who shouted at US Open fi­nal um­pire Eva As­der­aki af­ter a cor­rect call; “Don’t look at me, if we’re ever walk­ing down the street, stay on the other side.

“You’re to­tally out of con­trol. You’re a hater and you’re unattrac­tive in­side. What a loser.”

– shared be­tween Fin­nish Third Divi­sion Club FC Santa Claus and the Nor­we­gian team FC Odd.

– not Rory Mcil­roy’s costly seven at the 10th at Au­gusta but Kevin Na’s 16 at the 9th at the Texas Open which in­cluded an un­playable lie from the tee, a two- stroke penalty af­ter the ball ric­o­cheted off a tree and struck him, and five con­sec­u­tive strokes from the woods.

– West Ham owner Karen Brady de­scrib­ing Benni Mc­carthy as “a big fat mis­take”.

– Lewis Hamil­ton say­ing “Red Bull are not a man­u­fac­turer, they are a drinks com­pany”. In March, Ful­ham owner Mo­ham­mad Fayed un­veiled a statue at Craven Cot­tage of Michael Jack­son.

– Charl Langeveldt bowl­ing a maiden in the Ti­tans’ semi­fi­nal Pro20 in­nings of 222/4. And, fi­nally, the highly pres­ti­gious

goes to crick­eter Morné van Wyk for tak­ing a sleep­ing tablet in­stead of a vi­ta­min pill ahead of the World Cup game against In­dia in which he un­sur­pris­ingly per­formed poorly.

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