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Wayne Rooney for Nike: The Living St. George Cross


Keep your hands on the wheel. England footballer Wayne Rooney celebrates while painted with the St. George Cross in a new Nike billboard that went up next to the M4 motorway in Britain yesterday. The billboard is part of a £5million endorsement deal signed with Nike two years ago.

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  1. I'm not that into soccer, but that's an awesome image.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 20, 2006 8:50:59 AM

  2. for such an atypical sex image, he's really a hot guy. it's great when sexiness isn't so cookie-cuter.

    Posted by: chris | Jun 20, 2006 8:56:18 AM

  3. I don't's sort of creepin' me out...

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jun 20, 2006 9:11:49 AM

  4. He Looks like an happy hooligan.

    Posted by: puff | Jun 20, 2006 9:11:53 AM

  5. I LOVE this!

    Posted by: JT | Jun 20, 2006 9:15:23 AM

  6. that's an awesome image! would love to see something like that in times square!

    Posted by: scott | Jun 20, 2006 9:56:23 AM

  7. disgusting. maybe the kkk will set him on fire next.

    Posted by: brian nyc | Jun 20, 2006 10:00:21 AM

  8. Send this image over the the AFA and see how Don Wildmon blows his stack. Awesome !!

    Posted by: John | Jun 20, 2006 10:12:23 AM

  9. Yes, this is hot. I agree with Chris...more like this, please.

    Posted by: hoya86x | Jun 20, 2006 10:19:41 AM

  10. Er, what is the point? Someone please enlighten me.

    Posted by: honey child | Jun 20, 2006 10:20:03 AM

  11. Hunny Chil'...

    St. George's Cross is a red cross on a white background, and has been the national flag of England for the last 700 years. St. George is the patron saint of England, and the St. George's Cross is used to express allegiance to England rather than to the UK as a whole. Although it started during the Crusades, it's not really considered a religious symbol anymore. It's a nationalistic symbol associated with England.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 20, 2006 10:35:07 AM

  12. Don't worry, AFA and their lobbyists won't say anything about this sacrilege...AFA and Nike are too busy making sure that the Chinese who make the shoes don't make more than twenty cents a day...Same lobbyists, so of course, the right wing can piss all over the cross, but Robert Mapplethorpe can't point it out and say how wrong it is in art.

    Posted by: brian nyc | Jun 20, 2006 11:18:15 AM

  13. Hi Brian

    Thanks a bunch!

    Posted by: honey child | Jun 20, 2006 1:35:23 PM

  14. Hi Brian

    Thanks a bunch!

    Posted by: honey child | Jun 20, 2006 1:44:07 PM

  15. Oops, sorry about the re-post. My bad.

    Posted by: honey child | Jun 20, 2006 2:34:19 PM

  16. Personally I like it, to me it shows Wayne Rooneys' love for the , and we all know he does love the game. Hes an amazing player and i hope he playes well this season for Manchester United, when he gets back from his 3 game ban starting today, of course. Best of luck to him and United.

    Posted by: vallery | Aug 23, 2006 12:34:51 PM

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