The boys took the footie pitch last night for a charity footie match organized by Novak and Kei to benefit Japan. It was great fun and if you missed the stream that was commentated by a random dude who had no idea who any of the tennis players were, let's just say that much like the above picture, it was an unintentionally comedic fail of rather epic proportions.
First of all, the guy only recognized Novak and Andy. So the commentary went like this: "Oh, great switch by one tennis player to another tennis player. Nice touch to Novak Djokovic, Novak Djokovic takes it up the field, Novak Djokovic passes to Andy Murray, great move by Andy Murray, crosses to a tennis player, GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL Tennis player!"
If you think I'm exaggerating, I'm not. Pretty sure others who watched the stream can vouch for me here.
She's the best.
Anyway, the boys seemed to have great fun, the crowd was genuinely enjoying it, and Baggy and my pale-faced dork of a boyfriend, who showed up in tennis trainers and full ankle braces, scored goals. Honey, you're just lucky you got picked on a team.
Interestingly, Rafa was in attendance but he didn't take the pitch. I wonder if Tio put the kibash on that the minute he landed. You know he would have loved to. No word on whether he sprinted on the field to tackle Nole. Again, you know he would have loved to.
Great stuff for a great cause. My sister's charity of choice has been Second Harvest Japan, an organization dedicated to getting much needed food and supplies to the hard-hit areas. You can donate here. I've also heard that the players are planning more fund-raising activities for Friday night. Stay tuned.