OFF THE BALL

Pope becomes Real's latest signing

August 27, 2011
By Dominic Raynor
Off The Ball never rests in its mission to scratch around the underbelly of professional football to find the most bizarre, humorous and inexplicable stories.

This week, Pope Benedict XVI becomes Real Madrid's latest signing, Samuel 'highest-paid-footballer-in-the-world' Eto'o doesn't buy the moon, Brazilian striker Diogo slaps a linesman, Turkish side Bursaspor build a giant crocodile stadium and there is an assault on the family jewels in the Danish Superliga.

A match made ...

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