Posts Tagged ‘Athletics’


In an occasional series, Gingerfightback brings to you some of the great and good down the years who have proudly borne the chinstrap. As The Beatles sang, “Yesterday, all my chinstraps seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay….”.


“You Know What Usain Bolt”

You chicken out his cadence?

Joe Frazier, Ali, A Chicken, A Chinstrap, A Thriller! 

Da Vinci – a genius, a chinstrap a Yorkshire Pudding

Remember Him? The chinstrap was little help sadly

Here is Jose “The Special One” Mourinho;


Here Is The Pope!


And here is Steve McQueen!

                                                                             McQueen – The Great Escape – The Chinstrap

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Ginger Mo Farah!

Mo Farah Realises His Dream!

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Another Ginger Gold!

Will we ever forget his second spindly legged race for home?

When asked about his award from Gingerfightback Mo said, “Winning the 5,ooo metres and 10,000 metres was great but donning the ginger syrup is my greatest achievement!”

Go Mo!

Suits Him!

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We have had Lord Bradley and Sir Ed winning Gold, now we have a ginger bloke (proper ginger to, none of your strawberry blonde rubbish) taking gold in the Long Jump!

He may have a sandy bottom but WHO CARES! Earl Greg of The Rutherford!



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The Olympics have started. We hope you enjoyed the opening ceremony (we didn’t have a clue either) and will enjoy the sports fest that is, quite simply London 2012.

We can’t compete with the media terms of reporting the unfurling drama that is, quite simply London 2012.

Ginger Sooty will be searching out the stories that go under the radar, the stealth stories. Athletes’ heartache, joy, sadness and all the striving that they have striven for in order to achieve their goal of achieving their goal. For this is quite simply London 2012.

So Ginger Sooty, GLOVE PUPPET OF DREAMS, where should we be looking for glory in these Olympics?

Hello everyone, Ginger Sooty here. Can’t believe the Olympics have finally started. Did you see Paul McCartney last night? Is he now made of wax? Macca mate, you are a legend – no need to coat yourself in formaldehyde!

Anyway there are a couple of sports I think you should look out for today.

1. Formation Immolation – Led by three-time world immolation champion, Ash Smoulder, Team GB has a real medal chance in this event. Despite feeling a little burned out after the qualification round, Ash is confident of victory, if he can reform in time. If he wins he will set the country alight! (as well as himself).

2. Pillow Dribble Staining – The Central Asian Republic of Tyzkiastan will grind to a halt at 3 pm (GMT) when the country’s greatest athlete and legendary Pillow Dribble Stainer, Olga Bonjelarenko goes for her fifth succesive Olympic Gold.

Blessed with a saliva so toxic, that the tongues of potential suitors have to be sheathed in lead, Bonjelarenko is hoping to repeat her performance in Beijing where the stain on her pillow remains visible from Outer Space.

Enjoy The Games! Sooty.

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Usain Bolt favourite for the Men’s sprints at London 2012, will be running with a chicken on his head during race time to give rivals a chance. The chicken, dead obviously, will be secured by a chinstrap.

Bolt has already raced with the chicken strapped to his head and comfortably beaten his rivals this season, as the picture below shows.

As Bolt commented, “I’ll be going so fast you will see a chicken fly!”

You chicken out his cadence?

It is not the first time Gfb has brought to you the importance of the chinstrap in world events, as the snaps below reveal.

Two Legends, One Chicken,One Chinstrap

One Legend, Three Yorkshire Puddings, One Chinstrap

Remember Him?

Sweet Jesus

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