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Off the record: 5 stories you may have missed this weekend

Let’s be honest — if you haven’t seen Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard learning Gangnam Style, you’re missing out.

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN glued to the internet all weekend, there’s a chance that some weird and wonderful sporting tidbits might have slipped through the cracks. Here’s a run-down of some of the stories you may have missed.

1. #ROUGH STUFF Andy Hazell could be looking at a long, long ban after he was sent off during Thursday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup opener against Mont-de-Marsan. The Gloucester flanker saw red for this incident in which he was seen punching and kneeing Sebastien Ormaechea on the ground.

‘Never had a red in 12 years,” Hazell said afterwards on Twitter. “Extremely embarrassed by my actions. It was the third time someone tried to severely injure me, and I reacted.”


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2. #GANGNAM STYLE Formula 1 headed to Yeongam this weekend for the Korean Grand Prix so what better excuse to endulge in the latest pop craze to sweep the globe, Gangnam Style.

Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were given their own private dance lesson by the man behind the magic, Psy, but it’s hard to beat the effort of BBC comms team Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan.


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3. #OUCH! It’s no “Football in the Groin” but there has recently been a flood of videos showing people getting hit in the head by balls — this kid and this bloke at the rugby know exactly what I’m talking about.

So too does the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time during last night’s Packers-Texans game.


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4. #PROMISED LAND Sligo Rovers’ fans waited 35 years to watch their team win the league. How did it feel when they were awarded a 90th-minute penalty against near rivals St Patrick’s Athletic and with it, the chance to seal the title?

Something like this. Close your ears to the colourful terrace language…


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5. #TEXAS FOREVER Hit US TV drama Friday Night Lights has pretty universal appeal, so it makes sense that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would try to tap in to the show’s popularity by using its slogan “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” as one of his campaign messages.

The only problem is that the show’s creator, Peter Berg, isn’t too happy with Mitt and he let him know in this letter.

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