I've longed for the American public to accept soccer into the fold for a long time. The acquisition of David Beckham hasn't exactly done the trick, but I still hold out hope. And the fact that a Romanian club traded a player for 30 kilograms of tasty meat can only help the acceptance process.
That's right. Romanian second division soccer club UT Arad sold a player in exchange for 15 kilograms of meat. But the trade isn't as tasty as for the meat givers
as they hoped.
"Fourth division Regal Horia made a bad deal because defender Marius
Cioara decided to end his footballing career and take off to Spain to
find a job in agriculture or construction.
"We are upset
because we lost twice -- firstly because we lost a good player and
secondly because we lost our team's food for a whole week," a Regal
Horia official was quoted as saying by the daily in its electronic
Talk about biting off more than you can chew.