Monday, April 14, 2014

Argentinian 'anti-violence' team have two players sent off

An Argentinian football team specifically founded and named in honour of Pope Francis in order to promote non-violence in the sport had two of their players sent off in the club's first ever match on Saturday.

Papa Francisco FC were formed last year by their now-president Jorge Ramirez, who specifically declared that the saintly club's motto be "No hooligans, no violence and no insults."

As well as their name, Papa Francisco chose a kit in the colours of the flag of the Vatican City, with Ramirez, an enthusiastic advocate of the incumbent pontiff, keen to present his club as a virtuous alternative to the violence and gang culture that currently plagues the lower reaches of Argentinian football.

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