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Twitter Is Trolling America’s Newest Soccer Star

The #AskLamps hashtag goes terribly wrong.

Frank Lampard is one of the most decorated players in English soccer history. He's Chelsea's all time leading goalscorer, a two-time Premier League player of the year, and a runner up for the 2005 FIFA player of the year award. And like many a European soccer star in the autumn of his career, Lampard is coming to America: Last week, he signed a two-year contract with New York City FC of Major League Soccer.

Today Lampard sat down at NYCFC headquarters to take questions tweeted to the #AskLamps hashtag:

The only problem? Lampard's nickname also happens to be the name for the common household lighting appliance. Twitter is not letting this fact go unnoticed.


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Robots play soccer in World Cup of their own

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Obama plays soccer with robot

U.S. President Barack Obama plays soccer with a little robot from Honda during his visit to Japan.

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President Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Asimo | Kicks around football ball 2014

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Microsoft in talks to rename Real Madrid’s iconic soccer stadium

The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, commonly known as the Bernabéu, is one of the most famous sporting arenas in the world, having hosted Real Madrid’s home games since 1947. But the Spanish soccer titans could be playing under a different banner if Microsoft gets its way — the software giant has confirmed that it’s in talks with Real Madrid to acquire naming rights to the 85,454-seat stadium.

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Sky to tweet near real-time video highlights from soccer matches

Seeing a soccer game unfold in bursts of 140 characters or less is better than nothing when out of TV range, but a new deal between Twitter and Sky means you won’t have to wait to gawp at goals. Starting with the three matches being played today, Sky will begin embedding highlight clips from UEFA …

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Report: Microsoft to boost Xbox TV lineup with street soccer series

After snagging CBS exec Nancy Tellem and launching a Halo-based TV series with Steven Spielberg, Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios appears to be tackling a whole new genre. According to Deadline Hollywood, the fledgling TV division will launch its first reality-TV series for Xbox Live based on …

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RI Seminar: CMU Robot Soccer Team CMDragons’13

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And The Rebels Win The Game!: Death Star Soccer Ball

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This is a $ 30 Fatality Star Soccer Ball readily available from ThinkGeek (originally only offered at the Star Wars Party in Europe). Naturally, many of the world probably acknowledges it as a Fatality Star football. The United States just calls football soccer due to the fact that, like the metric system, we do not such as to dedicate to the rest of the world’s trends. “Keep it archaic,” the new US slogan would read if the government wasn’t closed down and might really vote on it.

Thanks to Sparrer, who concurs for the World Cup they ought to print soccer balls that look like the planet to make them more difficult to see in the grass.

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