Art War

US fans create horrific image to stir up World Cup rivalry

Shield your eyes, children

Landon Donovan and Wayne Rooney 

Here at The Spoiler, arts and crafts are held in very high esteem, be it the infantile crayon drawings of a child/Jamie Carragher, or a beautiful marble sculpture from the hands of Michelangelo/David James. But, every so often, even the feathery string quarteted world of arts and crafts can attract a rebel element, intent on causing uproar with “challenging” images.

Famously, you’ve got the likes of Tracey Emin, the guy who did the rubbish pile of bricks, and now this – a disturbing and brutal image from the hand of a USA fan, which depicts a smiling Landon Donovan having literally just murdered Wayne Rooney with a massive bread knife.

The biggest concern is that this could spark an international art war, with rumours already flying around of a revenge picture featuring Fabio Capello karate chopping Ronald Reagan in the old meat and two testicles. This could turn very ugly. 

(via Marca)


13 responses so far
  • 30f // May 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Love that Lando seems to be ‘palming’ Rooney’s head like a basketball – since there is now way that Rooney has enough hair on top for a good grip. Maybe if Rooney had that long, groundskeeper beard from the Nike ad …

  • i like tuesday // May 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yeah, I saw this at the match and it’s pretty awesome. What would you expect from a supporters group called the American Outlaws.

  • matty // May 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    why does the world hate america? hm.

  • Chris // May 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Because there jealous of us

  • Americans are dumb // May 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    No chris you dumb yank, *they’re jealous of us.

  • Your mum // May 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    That is not a massive bread knief, its a khukuri, national weapon of Nepal which the British Gurkha Army also do carry.

  • melospurs // May 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    wow these stupid fans are missing the concept and always trying to bring violence into the game. It’s ok to mock the opposition but not in this way

  • Tkzee // May 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Can they not see that Donavan has a huge England flag on his chest or should I say Wayne’s chest. Poor attempt…

  • f1sh // May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    This is a remake of the pic… http://img295.imageshack.us/i/roonbig8mt.jpg/

    stupid yanks, lol

  • Troy // May 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    A bit over the top! But hey, whatever gets the kids jazzed up over here. We have a gazillion sports all competing for time and soccer/football can use a little pizazz.

  • MOUF // May 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    lighten up limeys, while it depicts violence, we only create wars over politics, 0ur fans are nothing like the fools in Europe. I could print that on my home studio printer, its not like it was a huge banner.

  • GUNT ON A RASCAL // May 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    donovan would need more than a knife to take rooney

    and he’s still got the st. george on his chest… so dumb, so american…

  • Jim // June 2, 2010 at 6:10 am

    BP, There’s only one BP
    There’s only one BP
    There’s only one BP

    British Petroleum CLAP CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP

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