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Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand launches The Footies – because footballers need more rewards

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand celebrates scoring their second goal of the game

THERE are many strings to Rio Ferdinand’s bow, what with him being all media savvy, having a brand and owning a restaurant and what not.

Noticing a hole in the football awards calendar in between the PFA awards, the Ballon d’Or, the Football League awards, the LMA awards, the FWA awards, the UEFA club football awards, the FIFPro awards, etc, etc, Rio has decided to launch his own awards bash, the “Footies”, which we are reliably informed is “the Oscars” of the football industry in much the same way that the CEEQUALS are the Oscars of the sewage and waste treatment industry.

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Sports | Comment