Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Wide World of Sports

Not political, but too good to resist:

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.

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