of firefighters, babies and songs
None of these pieces of news have to do with the national team in the strictest sense, but they’re all too good to not mention! And especially in the case of charity work! So, here is news on Fernando Llorente’s firefighting calendar, Andrés Iniesta’s upcoming paternity and David Villa’s wonderful singing voice!
Fernando Llorente spent yesterday getting wet while posing for the Bizkaia firefighters’ calendar in Lezama! He looks incredible wet, no? The money raised from selling the calendars will help to finance the firefighters’ participation in the World Police and Fire Games in New York in August next year, and former cyclist José Ramón Uriarte’s anti-cancer foundation.
I’m not sure that using Fernando was the wisest decision, because the pictures are hot enough to set fires! And that’s the opposite of what the firefighters want, no? Anyway, the photos from the session are enough to convince me to buy multiple copies of the calendar and hand them out as gifts! And to consider setting a fire just so Fernando can come to my rescue! Watch a video here. I also love that he’s so tall he has to sit down for the makeup artist, and even then she has to stretch.
More pictures and news…
Andrés Iniesta is going to be a father! Congrats Andrés & Anna! After some news media outlets reported it, he confirmed the news on twitter and Facebook. The messages read more or less the same, so I’m just going to translate the longer Facebook message:
Hi everyone, news about my future paternity just came out. I just wanted to confirm the news and tell you all that it’s a joyful moment for all of us. However, I’m very hurt by the ugly manner in which the news was made public. It’s a very personal subject and the methods they used to get the news disappointed me. I hope everyone understands that my partner and I do not want to speak about this news – which is something marvelous for us – publicly. Thank you very much, and a hug.
I’m sure Baby Iniesta Ortiz will have a lot of company in the hospital when he/she is born, because it appears that he/she is part of the baby boom that will manifest itself nine months after Iniesta’s goal in the World Cup final, just like when he scored against Chelsea a year and a half ago! Something else I’m sure about: Baby Iniesta Ortiz will have a Gusiluz in his/her bedroom (besides the father, I mean).
And please, please, please let Crackòvia Andrés become a father too.
Meanwhile, Andrés’ club and country teammate has launched his singing career (sort of) for a good cause! David Villa teamed up with former Mecano singer Ana Torroja to sing a song for the X1Fin: Juntos por Mali (for a goal: together for Mali) project. Musicians, actors, sports stars and other celebrities teamed up to produce a record (out on Nov. 23) and a concert (to take place on Dec. 2 in La Farga de L’Hospitalet, Barcelona; tickets on sale through here) to collect funds to build a school in Mali. The previous project for Sahara was a success.
David and Ana sang the song “Insurreción” by the group El Último de la Fila. David said, “both Ana and I liked the song. We hope to it will encourage people to get involved and to buy the record, because it’s a great and simple way to help people that don’t have the same opportunities as us… Footballers are a reference for society… and have to be willing to lend a hand to people who need it.”
Watch the video below; David has quite a nice singing voice, no? Who knew? He definitely has options once he stops playing football! And I like him when he’s all smiley!