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    RS got a reaction from canuckgbp in Belal Halbouni   
    Davies' IG story was about Halbouni joining ATG Sports Management.
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    RS reacted to rydermike in 2021 Concacaf League   
    The story gets better the more you look at it
    Then the story gets even better looking at his past.
    [QUOTE]Brunswijk had led an interesting life in the small South American country that puts this most recent move into perspective. According to a New York Times profile, he has been "an elite paratrooper, a soccer player, a wanted bank robber, a guerrilla leader, a gold baron and a father to at least 50 children during his lifetime." He's also been convicted of drug trafficking in Europe but also helped bring democracy to Suriname. He's been questioned on where he earned his wealth by some but also has a reputation for generosity. An example being he used to shower his supporters with money while in a helicopter overhead.

    Suriname’s president, Chan Santokhi, hunted Brunswijk in the 80s as a police officer before the two joined forces politically. He built a reputation as a Robin Hood and would hand out money to people from robberies he would commit, per The New York Times.

    He said his fortune came from timber and gold-mining concessions he obtained after the war and not a drug ring but used his wealth to get into politics. His efforts were in vain on Tuesday, however, with Inter Moengotapoe losing 6–0, and things took a turn after the match, with video circulating of Brunswijk handing out money to Olimpia players in the opposing locker room.[/QUOTE]

    https://www.si.com/soccer/2021/09/22/suriname-vice-president-plays-in-soccer-match-at-60-years-old

    It still gets better
    [QUOTE]Brunswijk will be unable to play the second leg as he cannot leave Suriname, because he is wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking crimes.
    [/QUOTE] https://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2021/09/22/614b1d9746163f5a508b45ea.html

    Some more facts about him here:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/pstc1y/claudio_martinez_historical_unusual_ronnie/hdsur93/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
    [QUOTE]Some other facts about this:
    He hasn't played in a sanctioned match for about 10 years . He has fathered at least 50 children, including his son Damian who started the match at striker. After being hospitalized with COVID-19, he donated 3 cars to hospital nurses who had no transportation. In June 2012, he was suspended for 1 year because he behaved violently towards the referee and a player in football match The disciplinary committee of the Surinamese Football Association suspended him for five years because he threatened some players with a handgun during a match in 2005, but the suspension was retracted due to lack of evidence. In 2007, he beat up a member of the Surinamese legislature during an event which was broadcast on live television. Let’s talk about his younger life. In 1980, he served as the personal bodyguard of Dési Bouterse and helped overthrew the government in a military coup. In 1985, after being discharged, he formed a rebel guerilla military group and commanded the group against Bouterse's forces in a 6-year-long civil war. The Dutch government accused him of cocaine trafficking and in 1999 he was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison He has remained active in politics since the civil war and was elected Vice President in an uncontested election in 2020. He will most likely be unable to play in the return leg in Honduras, as he is a convicted bank robber, drug trafficker, and, most importantly, an internationally wanted fugitive with an active Interpol arrest warrant. [Edit: Video was streamed tonight from Olimpia's locker room that appears to show Ronnie Brunswijk giving people in the locker room cash. He also leaves with an Olimpia shirt.]
    [TWEET]https://twitter.com/ArnoldcommaJon/status/1440521162182692866[/TWEET] Say what you will about the dude but you can't say he hasn't lived his life to the fullest![/QUOTE]
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    RS got a reaction from nolando in Liam Millar   
    Why does everyone bring up Fraser when talking about Millar? Is it because they're both named Liam?
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    RS got a reaction from Lansdude in Liam Millar   
    Why does everyone bring up Fraser when talking about Millar? Is it because they're both named Liam?
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    RS reacted to Joe MacCarthy in Maxime Crépeau   
    Another reason to feel good about the CMNT goaltending situation:; as the team rushes to celebrate/congratulate Crepeau he seems to be the only one with the presence of mind to tell them "Hey, get out there and cover that throw in we still got a game to play"
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    RS reacted to PiedPilko in Maxime Crépeau   
    Penalty save in added time vs Dallas, keeping Vancouver's playoff hopes alive:
     
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    Davies' IG story was about Halbouni joining ATG Sports Management.
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    RS got a reaction from cronaldo7 in Tajon Buchanan   
    More games packed into a tighter schedule this year (due to Covid) means less changeover time for the teams that play in NFL venues. 
    There’s are also one more team that plays in an NFL venue this year (Chicago), so that adds to the number of clashes. Next year Nashville will have their own stadium but Charlotte comes in with an NFL venue so it’s a push.
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    RS got a reaction from Floortom in Belal Halbouni   
    Davies' IG story was about Halbouni joining ATG Sports Management.
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    RS got a reaction from Kadenge in Belal Halbouni   
    Davies' IG story was about Halbouni joining ATG Sports Management.
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    RS got a reaction from Bison44 in Belal Halbouni   
    Davies' IG story was about Halbouni joining ATG Sports Management.
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    RS reacted to hulkrogan in Joel Waterman   
    Holy hell. Can we move on from the childish garbage and back to the water man?
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    RS reacted to Cblake in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    It was the east side I was thinking about, just crossed things up in my mind. It looks like 111 has seen a lot of tickets already bought since more were recently added. It is great to see that TFC's bad season has not damaged ticket sales for this game, interest is really high. 
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    RS reacted to Cblake in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    I think it depends on what is officially considered the capacity of BMO Field, in the past the 30K would include standing room ie the north patio etc. Maybe they are going with 75% of what it actually seats. 
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    RS got a reaction from johnyb in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    204 isn't really "on camera" unless it pans up high.
    It doesn't matter too much for this game because there won't be a big Panama contingent, and if there is they'll all be in red/white anyway.
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    RS got a reaction from Cblake in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    204 isn't really "on camera" unless it pans up high.
    It doesn't matter too much for this game because there won't be a big Panama contingent, and if there is they'll all be in red/white anyway.
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    RS reacted to El Diego in Tajon Buchanan   
    Made me cackle.
    "Alistair, is it true you drink the blood of newborns to obtain eternal youth?"
    "Of course not, don't be absurd... I drink it for the taste"
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    RS got a reaction from Bbeto in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    They're not bigger soccer fans than you.
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    RS got a reaction from ted in Match Thread: Voyageurs Cup - Semi-Final - Toronto FC v Pacific - Date, Location and Time TBA   
    Play it at Starlight. It'd be more interesting there.
    Although playing on October 6th would force TFC to play without their internationals (Osorio, Laryea, Soteldo, Zavaleta ) so maybe a compromise is made allowing Toronto to host. I don't envy the schedule makers for this round, with three of the four teams already committed to play elsewhere.
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    RS got a reaction from johnyb in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    Possibly. The Jays are just selling on the chance that capacity is allowed to increase. They've already said tat they'll refund the additional tickets if capacity stays the same.
     
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    RS reacted to sstackho in World Cup Qualifying - Tickets - Canada vs Panama - BMO Field - Oct. 13th   
    There are sure to be a lot of complaints due to the level of demand and the temporary TM glitch - which could rub our volunteer organizers the wrong way.  Many thanks go out to the organizers for their work on this. 
     
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    $110,000 USD. Currently $139,079.05 CAD, according to Google.
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    RS reacted to Ansem in Match Thread: Voyageurs Cup - Quarter-Final - Toronto FC v York United - September 22, 2021   
    Predictable... Question is how fast they "yank" out the Canadians and replace them by actual "yanks"🙄
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    RS got a reaction from DrFitzpatrick in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    They're not bigger soccer fans than you.
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    RS got a reaction from Kadenge in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    They're not bigger soccer fans than you.
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