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5 crazy things you missed: Awkward Cole, Zlatan strikes, RVP’s photo bother

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Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments in sport go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

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Ashley Cole's awkward pose with new team mates

When news first broke that Ashley Cole had elected to sign for AS Roma after his contract ran down at Chelsea it was met with general praise.

The former England international went on to say that he thought English players were afraid of leaving their comfort zone and playing overseas.

"English players are probably afraid to come abroad, they're in a comfort zone in England," the 33-year-old told reporters.

"This is a chance for me to try a different language, culture and way of living."

However, the above picture has now emerged which suggests that Cole is struggling to integrate in the Italian capital, as it shows the left-back awkwardly standing on the periphery of a team photo looking detached from the group.

While the photo does look like Cole appears a touch marginalised, it did not stop the inevitable ribbing on Twitter.

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Zlatan scores incredible training goal


Paris Saint Germain are in Hong Kong on pre-season duty and star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has provided a viral worthy moment before even a game has been played.

The Swedish striker added another incredible goal to his collection scoring with an amazing kung-fu like kick in training.

PSG take on Kitchee in Hong Kong on Tuesday before travelling to Beijing in China which will host this season's French Super Cup between the Ligue 1 champions and surprise French Cup winners Guingamp.

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The photo that left bosses red faced

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A waiter’s excitement at meeting Robin van Persie has landed him in hot water.

Kyson Forde, who works at The Cliff Restaurant in Barbados, spotted Van Persie in the restaurant and asked the World Cup star for a photo.

While Van Persie happily agreed to the harmless photo, the management at the restaurant were less enamoured and have elected to suspend Forde for two weeks.

The waiter was not reprimanded for the photo itself but more for using his phone on the restaurant floor.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “Maybe Kyson shouldn’t have bothered RVP when he was out for a meal, but it seems an over-reaction.

“Kyson is a massive Man U fan and this was his one chance to get a snap with his hero.”

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When will football clubs learn? Twitter Q&A descends into chaos, again

Twitter Q&As do not go well. They just don’t.

After Jesus Navas’s #AskJesus Q&A descended into biblical chaos yesterday, it was the turn of Frank Lampard to endure the wit of Twitter after his new club, New York City FC, set up a Q&A yesterday.

The wisdom behind such as session could be question before it even started as Lampard has already reportedly come under fire from furious American citizens after the New York Daily News reminded its readers of his insensitive actions following 9/11.

However, it was all well natured banter though, mainly focusing on the fact that the 'lamp' part of #AskLamps has a pretty tenuous link to lighting. So, here are some of said ‘banterous’ tweets in all their glory:

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Sensational table tennis celebration

Adam Gemili’s silver medal in the 100 metres may have garnered much of the headlines at the Commonwealth Games yesterday but that was probably not the most remarkable thing that happened yesterday.

Granted Nigeria against India is not the sort of fixture that would usually set pulses racing but this bronze medal match became remarkable at its conclusion.

When Sharath Kamal Achanta’s shot went long, Nigeria’s Ojo Onaolapo decided to celebrate in quite a boisterous fashion as can be seen above.

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