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Hakeem comes home

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Hakeem comes home

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Social media has provided us with a unique insight into the lives of athletes.

 

In our new weekly series, 10 to One, PlayersVoice will bring you our 10 favourite posts from sportspeople around the world.

 

 

10. THE BEST KIND OF SURPRISE

Losing a pet is never easy. This is the touching moment when former NRL player Mark Riddell surprised his kids with their new best friend.

 

 

 

9. BARTY BREAKS THE DROUGHT

Ash Barty is fast becoming the nation’s favourite tennis player. She was outstanding at the Aus Open, reaching the quarters. Now she has guided Australia to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup for the first time since 2014. 

 

This is what it means to her.

 

 

 

8. “Are you right Al?”

This is how Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer reacted when Sergio Aguero matched his record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks.

 

 

 

7. KERR-boom

Speaking of hat-tricks, Sam Kerr scored a massive one in a W-League semi-final on the weekend. Two goals in extra time against Melbourne Victory completed her hatty, and secured a 4-2 win for Perth Glory.

 

The Glory take on Sydney FC in the Grand Final on Saturday.

 

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Half way there, but this is sweet 💜

A post shared by Sam Kerr (@samanthakerr20) on

 

 

6. It could have been fatal

Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker might have died if he had fought at UFC 234 last weekend. In this video, the Aussie sends a heartfelt message to his fans explaining why he had to withdraw. 

 

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Hey guys ! Still kicking. I'm sorry to all my friends, fans and family for not being able to get in there Sunday. Apparently if you get emergency surgeries you can't be cleared to fight. Thanks for the overwhelming support from all my fans I am so blessed to know you guys have my back. A big thanks to my team mates @fabricioitte @alexprates07 @standstrongboxingcoachjustin @justinlang_ep @titusday77 and all the others from behind the scenes you guys were there from start to finish worrying and prioritizing my health above all. Lastly to @danawhite and @ufc for the immediate help and support throughout the process of testing and the emergency surgeries. I am blessed I found out when I did and avoided life long consequences. I'll be back better than ever.

A post shared by Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) on

 

 

5. PAceman pat

Congratulations Pat Cummins! The PlayersVoice Founding Contributor has been awarded Australian cricket’s highest honour – the Allan Border Medal.

 

 

 

4. WELCOME BACK MAJAK

How good is that smile?!

 

Almost two months after Majak Daw was rescued at the base of Melbourne’s Bolt Bridge, he is back at North Melbourne and on the road to recovery

 

Great to see you, Maj! 🙌

Posted by AFL on Sunday, 10 February 2019

 

 

3. LEBRON’S HUGE ALL-STARS TRADE

LeBron James has finalised his NBA All-Stars team but not before pulling off a massive trade, swapping Russell Westbrook for Australian superstar Ben Simmons.

 

King James and Simmons then swapped tweets, poking fun at renowned NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski for not getting the scoop ahead of time.

 

 

 

2. #SAVEHAKEEM

Australian footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi spent more than two harrowing months in a Thai prison, under constant threat of extradition to Bahrain.

 

This is how the man who led the campaign to have him freed, former Socceroo Crag Foster, broke the incredible news that Hakeem would be released.

 

 

 

1. #SAVEDhakeem

It really doesn’t get any better than this tweet from former Socceroo Paul Okon!

 

“A picture says 1000 words”.

 

 

 

             

 

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