The Daily Mail recently posed the question: “Is El-Hadji Diouf the most hated man in
soccer football?” And while I hate all non-American soccer players equally, there’s a strong possibility that the answer is a resounding yes. Recently dealt to Glasgow Rangers from Blackburn Rovers and seen in the banner image spitting in someone’s face, El-Hadji’s own teammates don’t even have the greatest things to say about him:
‘El-Hadji’s a bit of a character, a bit of a live-wire. I don’t really know what to say about him. He is a pretty colourful character,’ added the 25-year-old [Phil Bardsley], who is hoping to win a third Scotland cap against Northern Ireland in the Carling Nations Cup tomorrow night.
‘Off the pitch, he is actually a decent lad. It’s just on it that you want to give him a clip round the ear now and again.
‘I can understand why punters give him grief and opposing teams want to kick him. But if you forget all that, then he’s a decent player, as well. (Via The Daily Mail)
And while that’s not a terrible indictment of character, it’s sure not a pat on the back. So why then, Burnsy, are you bringing this fella up by offering up some vanilla quotes from a guy you’ve only barely ever heard of? Because the awesome people at the Something Awful Forums have put together one of the most inspired collections of GIFs we’ve seen in recent months. The initial GIF is after the jump…
This is a clip of Diouf getting rocked in his debut with the Rangers, and it has since turned into this collection of efforts from Something Awful’s posters: