Tag Archives: bizarre

‘We Want A Lionel Messi’: Xi Jinping’s Bizarre Request For Argentine President Mauricio Macri

As Lionel Messi is Argentina’s hottest cultural export — second only, perhaps, to the Pope — it comes as no surprise that politicians from Xi Jinping to Barack Obama have dropped references to the international soccer star when meeting with Argentine president Mauricio Macri during his first year in office. On Saturday during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Xi had ...

Read More »

Reviewing ‘United Passions’, FIFA’s bizarre propaganda film

Join us for a cinematic journey through the history of football administration, as we look at FIFA’s film about FIFA. Fun times in FIFA-land. The multi-stranded arguments about the Qatar World Cup are rumbling on, the women of the World Cup are taking legal action to be allowed to play on proper grass, and Sepp Blatter has his sights set ...

Read More »