This week’s Sport Social includes an amusing moment with Prince Harry and a British gymnast, a lovely gesture from a young football fan to a player, and a surfer who says losing his leg to a shark attack is the best thing that ever happened to him. Yes, really. Some people are just super cool.
When you’re just completely in sync with your friends ❤️
When organisers get it oh so wrong.
— Kerry McCarthy (@RWKerry) October 23, 2017
One well brought up, sweet-as-you-like football fan.
Pure class from young Adam pic.twitter.com/KVSpfJlZrm
— Sean Jarvis (@SeanMJarvis) October 24, 2017
When fans Tweet the truth.
— LadiesWhoLegspin (@LadiesWhoLeague) October 26, 2017
Venus Williams picks her dream doubles partner…
Venus stanning Nick Kyrgios is everything I didn't know I needed ? pic.twitter.com/zvQJESCRCe
— Matthew (@queendjokosmash) October 23, 2017
Said player is pretty happy about it.
Thankssssss legend ???? https://t.co/GwxCVVNjrQ
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) October 24, 2017
British Olympic-gold-collecting rower enlightens us nervy fans regarding reports about plans for the British team at the South Korean Winter Olympics in February.
North Korean tensions wont have prompted this-overdramatising. Every Olympic team has had a full evacuation plan agreed with powers that be. https://t.co/9GQIIv6dFt
— Matthew Pinsent (@matthewcpinsent) October 26, 2017
British athlete has pet problems like the rest of us ?
Come home from a tough session to find Coops has burgled the food cupboard..
4 bagels, 4 scones, 2 bags of oats and half a loaf of bread later…??? WHY. pic.twitter.com/UntCBJrzaS
— Eilish Mccolgan (@EilishMccolgan) October 24, 2017
As own goals go, this is sensational… ??pic.twitter.com/RKq9sM8gVY
— BigOdds (@BigOddsGB) October 26, 2017
This bird hitches a ride on one of the sailors competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, like literally on the sailor.
— Volvo Ocean Race (@volvooceanrace) October 26, 2017
When you go sailing, become stranded for five months and then you’re rescued.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) October 26, 2017
When Prince Harry isn’t as big a draw as a British gymnast!
— Sky News Sales (@skynews_sales) October 19, 2017
You’d hope they’d react like this; they are teenagers! Well done fellas.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 28, 2017
Shouldn’t we all have this much fun doing the mundane things in life? ❤️
What? So this kid doesn’t even get a clap at the end of this? Nothing? Jeesh.
Roger Federer gets many dad points here.
A sight we don’t see – not awesome tennis player here but Aunty Jo Konta instead.
Yes, yes, yes.
Judge in NY had strong words to corrupt football officials today: "money should have been used to build soccer fields in poor neighborhoods"
— Jamil Chade (@JamilChade) October 25, 2017
In one night, Fifa spends almost as much as it invests in women's football…during an entire year around the world. https://t.co/T8WvhIHOiy
— Jamil Chade (@JamilChade) October 24, 2017
This looks so fun!
Photo by @lynseyaddario | Young men from Oman dive into the water off a pedestrian bridge at the Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman. The Wadi, with its valley of aqua streams cutting through beautiful rock formations in the Eastern Hajar Mountains, in a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners in Oman. Photograph by Lynsey Addario. @lynseyaddario #Oman #naturalbeauty
I’d love it if this kid becomes a future England player and we can bring out this photo! Love it.
— Mark Gordon (@markjgordon) October 26, 2017
Gymnasts just seem unable to just sit still on their holidays…
… Or climbers for that matter.
Today was a wonderful day. I feel incredibly grateful to have some amazing people in my life. Today I laughed a lot, sang my heart out and did some climbing with two of my favourite people. We were treated to a day of the finest weather that North Wales has to offer and graced with a sunset I will remember for a long time. Thanks for such a fun day girls ❤️ And thanks for teaching me handstands @leahcraneclimbing ! Now I can be cool like you and get epic handstand photos! . . . @leightonvans . . . #sunset #besties #handstand #van #vanlife
When a shark attack is the ‘best thing that ever happened’ to this surfer. Really, that’s what he says. ?
Twenty years ago today I paddled out for a routine surf session. It became anything but, as that cold stormy morning opened a new chapter in my life. If I had the foresight to know my leg would be soon lost to a tiger shark, I would of still of paddled out. I’ve said it again and again, the shark attack has been the best thing to happen to me. Sure, it has brought me to breathtaking locales and I’ve had awesome life experiences I don’t think would of opened up otherwise. But above and beyond, its been the people I have met along the way that has filled my heart. It's the curious kid in line at the grocery store or the random visiting tourist at the beach. The volunteers working selflessly behind the scenes at touching charities. Innovate employees at forward-thinking companies. Marine biologists huddled over a tagged reef shark on the stern of a boat in the pouring rain. And you, the ones who have left tearful comments on my feed, constant good vibes day in and day out. The private messages that inspire me to be the best I can be. Thank you all, this wild ride in life has been better that anything I could of imagined. 💫 📷 @polikromia