With daily routines now a thing of the past and the lives, and work habits, of many taking a dramatic shift, CasinoBeats is taking a few minutes out to enjoy a few of the brighter, quirky and touching moments that social media has served up in the last week.
So if you like a good lucky story, fancy a giggle or two or simply need any kind of sporting fix to get over the wave of cancellations, we hope the below bumper edition, due our mandatory hiatus a week ago, satisfies those cravings.
Where else could we begin? It’s been a huge week in the world of sport, and football in particular, with fans across the word rejoicing as Germany’s Bundesliga returned to action. Bringing with it a full weekend of action, it was left to Borussia Dortmund and Schalke to battle it out in the curtain raising resumption. The former securing a 4-0 win courtesy of Erling Braut Håland, Thorgan Hazard and a Raphaël Guerreiro brace.
🙌 Julian Brandt’s flick
👌 Thorgan Hazard’s cross
🔥 Erling Haaland’s finish
👏 The first goal since the Bundesliga’s resumption – who else would it be?!
🎯 An excellent take.
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) May 16, 2020
Presenter and DJ Reece Parkinson had some high expectations after joining Hashtag United for a training session, we’ll let you decide how well those were lived up to.
“I’m like a young Thierry Henry.”
So @Reece_Parkinson trained with Hashtag United…
It did NOT go well 😂 pic.twitter.com/1f3fUKqjVG
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 17, 2020
Creative entertainment often comes in many forms, but we’re confident that the follow clip borders dangerously on cruelty for the poor keeper.
It’s not just football dominating the news cycle this week, with basketball one of a number of sporting counterparts gaining its fair share of traction. This came via the culmination of Netflix’s The Last Dance, a portrait of one of the sport’s most iconic athletes and a celebrated team.
“A chance for younger fans to get to know him and… for those who lived it to be reminded of the legend.”
— CNN (@CNN) May 18, 2020
One of the largest sporting noises of the past week, certainly in UK, however came from a very unexpected source. This was via a surprising collaboration between England and Tottenham Hotspur frontman Harry Kane and League Two’s Leyton Orient.
The speed of technological advancements is getting every shorter, with timelines of some of mankind’s greatest achievements well documented on numerous timelines. We’re by no means suggesting that what follows should be held in such high regard, just that they amused us during the last week.
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 17, 2020
A helping hand
We conclude with a pair of heartwarming moments as first a farther aids the overcoming of stage fright, before a sporting trick causes huge delight.
Celebrating with dad ❤️
(via arat.gym/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/Lgg4Ldcx2N
— ESPN (@espn) May 19, 2020