John Cena keeps following random people on Twitter and Lancashire Cricket Club had the best response of all

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If you told us that we’d one day be writing about professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena and Lancashire Cricket Club in the same sentence, we’d probably have given you a funny look.

However, as weird a combo as it may sound, that day has come.

You’d be forgiven for not knowing this but it turns out John Cena follows A LOT of people on social media and not exactly people you’d expect him to be following.

We’re talking everyone from random fans, comedian-actor Danny Wallace, various regional journalists home and abroad; even our lovely editor — though that makes much more sense, we admit (great content, boss, please don’t sack me).

Honestly, you only have to type in ‘John Cena followed me’ on Twitter to pull up literally thousands of results. This was one posted literally minutes before we started writing this:

As it turns out, Cena follows some over 533, 700 different people on Twitter alone and we seriously can’t find much of a thread that links any of them, but that doesn’t make any it less fun to dive into.

With that in mind, it recently came to light that the 45-year-old WWE legend and Suicide Squad star just so happens to follow Lancashire Cricket Club. Why not?

Playing just down the road at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Lancashire Cricket might sound like a far cry away from the Hollywood sound stages and giant entertainment arenas where he made his name, but the familiar face has actually played a bit of cricket in his time.

Better still, thanks to the social media guys over at the Manchester-based cricket club and their absolutely impeccable response to spotting a certain Cena in their likes, he’s been put in Lancs colours. Turns out you can see him after all:

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Somebody give that social admin a pay rise, right now.

Not so long ago, Cena did address the question as to why he follows so many people and the answer was actually quite a simple but wholesome one.

“It’s tough to follow the timelines because of how many people I follow. But I am trying to learn more about the world.”, he told ESPN‘s ‘Pardon My Take’ podcastconfessing that he even went down “a rabbit hole following EDM dance culture and non-fungible tokens and also Twitch streamers”.

He said that part of the reason is that he simply knows “nothing about any of these avenues of the world” and gets a kick out of people following him and vice versa, adding: “I am learning a little bit about each and every person as I go.” Well that’s just nice, isn’t it?

Guess we have a new favorite wrestler. Give us a follow while you’re at it, John.

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Featured Image — Wikimedia Commons/Lancashire Cricket Club (via Twitter)

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Glazers reportedly seeking ‘full sale’ of Manchester United as bidding war is expected to rev up

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The Glazer family is now reportedly eyeing up a “full sale” of Manchester United as a bidding war for the club is expected to ramp up in the coming weeks and months.

While Man United fans initially rejoiced when they first heard the news that the Glazers would be ‘open to selling‘ the massive sports franchise back in November, there was an underlying feeling of hesitance and skepticism as to the wider details.

Revealing that they had started “to explore strategic alternatives for the club”, a statement from the club clarified that while a sale was possible, other options could simply include “new investment into the club…or other transactions involving the Company.”

However, it now seems that selling off partial shares in the business is unlikely and that the owners are seeking a “full sale” of the club, according to various outlets.

As per Sportsmail‘s Mike Keegan, all potential takeover deals are being overseen by US merchant bankers, Raine Group, and are expected to move into the formal stages within the next three to four weeks. These things often move quickly.

He went on to reveal that the Glazer family’s expected asking price of £6 billion and upwards is now looking to closer £8bn, the noises so far point to the likelihood of a full takeover of United, rather than investment in exchange for a stake.

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Moreover, while Manc-born billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has become the first to launch an official bidit is said that there is interest from other investors in the US, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and more.

The key thing to note is that regardless of whether a full sale of United is greenlit, the cost will go far beyond just the figure the Glazers have set, as recent Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard interviews have only further highlighted the clubs ‘outdated’ infrastructure and more.

So, the question remains, does any one of these suitors have the kind of money to take one of the biggest sporting projects in the world?

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Featured Image — Sky Sports/Manchester United (via Twitter)

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Gareth Bale sets to make golf debut in PGA Tour event next month

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Gareth Bale golf debut

In an extraordinary sport crossover that we both kind of saw coming and simultaneously never thought would actually happen, Gareth Bale will be making his golf debut this February.

The joke that the Wales legend would rather be played golf than doing anything else is one that ran almost as long as his career, which came to an end at the age of just 33 earlier this month.

Turns out the love of his second sport (or first, depending on how you look at it) is even more real than we thought, as the former Spurs, Real Madrid and LA FC forward has revealed he will be making appearing in a PGA Tour Pro-Am event from 2 February.

Hopping on Instagram to confirm his participation, Bale wrote: “Delighted to announce I will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am at the start of next month! Let’s go”

Taking place in California from February 2-5, with wider coverage starting on January 30, the tournament will feature both golf professionals and amateurs looking to break into the sport and the PGA Tour proper.

At present, 156 amateurs will be participating in the competition along with the same number of professionals, including US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, world number five Patrick Cantlay and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth.

For anyone still unaware, Bale’s love of golf is so well-known/infamous that not only did he get in trouble for skipping Madrid training to play a few holes but back in 2019 he held up a now-iconic flag mocking the club whilst he was still employed there.

The balls on this lad. Golf balls, of course.

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Bale retired as the most capped player in Welsh history (), having also won three La Liga titles and five Champions League titles.

Not only is he widely considered as one if not Wales’ greatest-ever player, but he is also seen by many as one of the best British footballing exports of all time.

It’s early days, of course, but if he goes on to achieve even a fraction of what he managed as a professional footballer in the realm of golf, that would make for quite an impressive sporting career.

Watch out, Rory McIlroy!

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Featured Image — Gareth Bale (via Instagram)

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