September 23, 2009

Romario the politician?

Check out the lead to this story I saw the other day:
World Cup winner Romario is to run for election to the national parliament as he fights off debts and fraud charges.
Is that not the most hilarious thing you've ever read?

I guess in Brazil a soccer legend can probably overcome such obvious red flags (debt? psh! fraud? who cares!) on his way to office. Oh yeah, he's also dealing with allegations of tax evasion and illegal betting.

The 43 year old is joining the socialist party for next year's elections.

Sounds like a winner.

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