Nike’s Mercurial Rosa boots win Champions League matches

Posted by - November 26, 2008 - Arsenal, Champions League, Germany

Pink is the new black

*Adopts David Attenborough voiceover* Above me see all four limbs of the pink-footed Franck Ribery – football’s finest quadruped. Once a native of France, he now roams around his European hunting ground terrifying his opponents with fearsome looks and those flamboyant pink boots.

Perhaps Nike wanted Ribery to front their Mercurial Rosa because he is a skillful player while also possessing the least pretty boy face in the game. Whatever their reasons, it worked a treat. He bossed the midfield and got two assists against Steaua Bucharest last night. Nicklas Bendtner did alright in his pink boots too…


The big Dane scored a last-gasp winner for Arsenal in their Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev. Pink boots win points, it seems.