No doubt they are not beer cans at all, but some hi-tech shinpad called "The Ronin+" or "Ninja-Tempo" and made from all sorts of trademarked materials with names like clymidiaikonozene that claim to "absorb hacks, deflect boots and wick pain away from the affected areas, replacing it with a warm expectant tingle". From Wordnik.com. [Why Emmanuel Adebayor might not have a leg to stand on] Reference
Scholes lost a shinpad after 50 seconds but never his composure. From Wordnik.com. [Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph] Reference
Oli Habibi - for a start, if a challenge has enough force behind it to break 2 bones then a shinpad is going to withstand the impact. From Wordnik.com. [TEAMtalk Football News] Reference
More importantly, with the foot planted in the ground and some sort of unbreakable shinpad protecting the lower leg, something else is going to have to give. From Wordnik.com. [TEAMtalk Football News] Reference
Tevez took out his shinpad bearing a tribute to his daughter after his opening two goals before jumping into the crowd to celebrate his hat-trick - a celebratuion that earned him a booking. From Wordnik.com. [Manchester Evening News - RSS Feed] Reference
Ross, circling away from the play, flipped a shot toward the goal, where it appeared to skip off the shinpad of Collins and up over the shoulder of Dalton with 12: 35 gone in the second period. From Wordnik.com. Reference
3 min "Is that a shinpad," says Ian Copestake, "or is Tevez ordering a coffee-latte refill?". From Wordnik.com. [The Guardian World News] Reference
"Fortunately, his shinpad protected him well. From Wordnik.com. [The Guardian World News] Reference
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