A Romanian Soccer Club has traded a player for 33 Pounds of Meat.
It gets better. The team that traded the guy for the meat got gypped, because he retired immediately after the trade:
Romanian second division soccer club UT Arad sold a player in exchange for 33 pounds of meat, local sport daily Pro Sport reported on Monday.
However, the deal turned out badly for fourth-division Regal Horia, because defender Marius Cioara decided to end his soccer career and find a job in agriculture or construction in Spain.
“We are upset because we lost twice — firstly because we lost a good player and secondly because we lost our team’s food for a whole week,” a Regal Horia official was quoted as saying by the daily in its electronic edition.
I guess when your team trades you for 33 pounds of meat, it's probably a hint that it's time to retire.