It's only a game: October 2002 Archives

October 22, 2002

And pray for a win, too.

A Croatian football team has a vacancy for a priest able to minister to the predominantly Catholic side. The successful applicant would be a part of the team, travelling with it everywhere, and its spiritual guide. A knowledge of other faiths is important, as there are a number of non-Catholic players in the team. Dinamo Zagreb Calls in Spiritual Ghost Buster - Reuters, October 18th 2002. (Thanks, Jan).

October 7, 2002

Why France did so well in the World Cup

A French author has claimed that Jacques Chirac spent the equivalent of over a million pounds to ensure that France won the World Cup in 1998. In her book La Sorcellerie au coeur de la République (Witchcraft at the Heart of the Republic), Sylvie Jumel says the cash went as payments to Senegalese witchdoctors. He also used them, and French witches, to secure the presidential election but obviously did not pay out to help the French football team in this year's World Cup.

The book is published by Editions Carnot, who recently published Meyssan Theirry's books claiming that no aircraft crashed into the Pentagon on September 11 2001. This Europe: Chirac hasn't lost his magic, says author - The Independent, October 3rd 2002.

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