Monday, 16 July 2007

Spanish football club offends Christians with TV ad

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A Spanish Primera Liga football club have succeeded in offending the Catholic Church in their attempts to boost season ticket sales for the forthcoming season. Mid-table side Getafe have produced a TV commerical which depicts Jesus, Moses, Adam, Joan of Arc and others choosing to sacrifice themselves not for God but for their team. The 1 minute clip ends with a shot of Jesus dying on the cross, alongside words to the effect of "Above all else, my team".

Naturally the Catholic Church has rushed to denounce the advert, condemning it as "irreverent and blasphemous". Meanwhile, Spanish football analysts are suggesting that Getafe will require bigger signings than the Son of God if they are ever to eclipse their local rivals, Spanish champions Real Madrid.