DAILY THREAD | AROUND THE GLOBE | 20th April, 2018 Before his first game in charge, Wenger banned the team from eating chocolate, provoking outrage: “We were travelling to Blackburn and the players were at the back of the bus chanting ‘we want our Mars bars!’”

FRIDAY OF KITES IN GAZA

 

Gazans have used stones, firebombs, and fireworks during clashes, but have also employed tactics such as creating a smokescreen by burning tyres and Israeli flags. Kites are now the latest.

Gazans flew dozens of kites near the fence on Friday, including some carrying Molotov cocktails and carrying notes telling Israelis “there is no place for you in Palestine”. Protest organizers have officially labeled Friday’s protest in support of “martyrs and prisoners,” but on social media some Palestinians have dubbed it the “Friday of Kites”.

 

 


 

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SKIDS AT NEPAL AIRPORT

A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours causing flight chaos Friday after the latest near miss on the city’s notoriously dangerous runway.

The incident came one month after the crash of a US-Bangla Airways plane at Kathmandu airport, which killed 51 people.

 


 

ARSENE FINALLY LEAVES ARSENAL

 

“Arsene Who?” read the headline across a London newspaper when Wenger, a wiry, bespectacled and relatively unknown French coach, was hired by Arsenal in September 1996.

Along with the five languages in which Wenger is fluent – French, English, German, Italian and Spanish – he also speaks Japanese.

Before his first game in charge, Wenger banned the team from eating chocolate, provoking outrage: “We were traveling to Blackburn and the players were at the back of the bus chanting ‘we want our Mars bars!’”

 

“They were crazy in the sense that I had no name, I was foreign, there was no history. They needed to be, maybe not crazy, but brave. I can show some articles where people tried to prove that the foreign managers can never win an English championship.”

 

Arsene Wenger today announced that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a nearly 22-year reign as manager.

 


 

CHINESE KILL KANGAROO TO GET A REACTION

 

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials.