Much to the shagrin of most people (see: mirons09), Mario Balotelli was not voted pope.
It was Lionel Messi!
But seriously, Archibishop of Buenos Aires and Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was just elected pope and I can’t help think there’s some connection here. People have been treating the little Argentinian striker as a God lately and there seems to be nothing he can’t do. It’s only a matter of time before he’s “the blessed one” or “the chosen one” or whatever dogmatic phrase you wanna use that footy fans will come up with.
So I can’t help but think there is some sort of connection here. Did Messi elect the pope? Are 77 Cardinals massive Barca fans? Are there future plans to put Messi on the papacy when he retires? Pope Little Lio I?
Saint Lionel Messi not far off.
Or just straight to a fucking God.