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Best soccer headline ever: ‘Topless protest spices up psychic pig’s feeding time’

And it’s not even soccer-related, per se. Nevertheless, there are provocative soccer headlines and there are provocative soccer headlines. Actually, I’m not entirely certain what would constitute a provocative soccer headline normally, but the one above fits the bill.

If you haven’t been following the wild world of sports-related psychic predictions of farm animals, you likely have not heard of Funtik, the pschic pig from the Ukraine who is the number-0ne psychic predictor of Euro 2012 games who usually eats his meals out of a trough. At least as far as I know.

To make his predictions, Funtik is presented with two bowls of food, each bowl being marked with a country’s flag. Whichever bowl Funtik eats, the corresponding flag is the nation he picks to win the match, very similar to the manner in which Paul the psychic octopus made his picks during the last World Cup.

Without getting too much into the volatile political climate that has surrounded Euro 2012, Femen, a women’s right group, took advantage of the spotlight cast upon Funtik during a recent psychic eating to stage a protest:

But even before a fan zone steward could bring in his food – a bowlful each for Portugal and the Czech Republic who clash in Warsaw – an activist for Femen barged into the pen.

Olexandra Nemchinova, 31, following the pattern of previous Femen bare-breast protests, threw off her blouse to reveal the words ‘F**k Euro 2012’ on her torso and began shouting slogans denouncing the tournament being co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

Jeez Louise. Topless women and a pig. It might not make for a conducive environment for a pig to make its psychic predictions — then again, I’m not sure what would be — but it sure sounds like one helluva bachelor party.