Erik Drost / FlickrRussian priest says, wearing pink or blue shoes, the players might as well wear women's panties or a bra. The 2014 World Cup has seen competitors from across the globe sport a range of colorful shoes, with all three of the major sporting brands -- Adidas, Nike and Puma -- unveiling brightly colored designs at the tournament in an effort to capture something of the Brazilian carnival flair. The Russian national team exited the tournament before the knockout rounds, having failed to win a single match in the group stages.
Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky has unleashed a rather imaginative diatribe against the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, declaring that soccer must be gay because the shoes are too colorful. Unlike the thousands of Russian soccer fans heartbroken by their team's early elimination from the World Cup, Shumsky thanked the "grace of God" for the team's loss.
Annette Drost, manager of Municipal Law Enforcement Services in the City's Parking and Licensing Department and Compliance Services, stands next to a solar-powered parking meter on Clarence St. in London, Ontario on Monday July 7, 2014. The city is replacing the five solar pay meters removed from the municipal lots with electrically powered ones.