The line between real life and spoof news grows ever more blurry. On the eve of Celtic’s return fixture against Shakhtar Karagandy, it was reported that the visitors had been refused permission to make an animal sacrifice before the game. Apparently this is a regular part of their pre-match preparations back home (somewhere in between a bit of light limbering up, and the final few words from the coach) and had obviously helped them to a 2-0 advantage in the first leg.
I defy you to read that and not instantly picture Borat high fiving his team mates whilst wearing the mankini away strip. And now struggle to get the image out of your mind.
Perhaps having googled ‘Glasgow football’ it was assumed that a blood soaked ritual would be well received, but they reckoned without the firm hand of UEFA. In an official statement, they said:
“Animal sacrifice is not a part of the beautiful game.”
Phew! Thanks for the clarification. Although in certain parts of East Northants, they still beg to differ.
A relieved goat yesterday