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The Badge-Kissing Epidemic
Guardian , October 31st, 2008 1:30PM

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"There are those who will say that instead of condemning the pair [Joey Barton and Wayne Rooney] we should applaud them for engaging in an ancient British tradition that dates all the way back to the 1990s, even though it might have made sounder economic sense for them to kiss their boot manufacturers' logos or the speed-dial button on their mobiles that connects them to their agents." Harry Pearson engages with the latest bout of badge-kissing in the Premier League.

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