Jesus owns Kaká?
The “Son of Man” is a sports fan!?
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite is arguably the best football player on earth.
And he thinks he belongs to Jesus.
He belongs to AC Milan and is rumoured soon to be owned by Manchester City and a consortium bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family with a personal fortune estimated at $22 billion. (I suspect that the good Sheikh is more of a Mohammad fan than a Jesus supporter, meaning that Kaká might prefer JC, but he may soon be contracted to Mo’s acolyte.) He will doubtlessly belong to some other billionaire sports boss in future.
I think it is hilarious that sport stars “believe”. In the fickle milieu and fiscal driven reality of international sport one has to be fucking cuckoo to think that some god sometimes favours this and then that team. Olympic and World Cup Gold is a function, more often than not, of hard cash… a point confirmed by Manchester City’s changing fortunes (if ya’all will excuse the crude calembour; this equivoque; this double entendre) since the introduction of his royal highness’s pelf.
Jissis. It’s laughable. To belong to Jesus F Christ. Or to Shiva H Vishnu.
How about sporting a T-shirt with this jewel from Homer Simpson, Bart’s dad and the originator of the Corollary to Pascal’s Wager*: Jesus, Allah, Buddha. I love you all! Now that’s hedgin’ ya’ bets!
And it may just indicate to kids (apparently allus on the lookout for role models) that is it useless to pray and wear some idiot T-shirt. Winnin’ is mostly up to the managers of the money and the team. And a decent stroke of luck – the result of hard work, very hard work.
* Pascal’s Wager: Wager as though God exists, because so living has everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Homer’s Corollary: Suppose we’ve chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we’re just making him madder and madder.