Getafe may have just lost manager Bernd Schuster to Real Madrid, but apparently another guy with flowing locks and facial hair is still on their side. The mid-table La Liga outfit is causing a bit of a stir with its new advertising campaign, which features Jesus Christ on the cross, Moses in the wilderness and Adam in the Garden of Eden all rejecting God and claiming they would only sacrifice themselves for Getafe.
As you can imagine, in a Catholic country this is going down about as well as the Pope dropping in at Ibrox to catch a Rangers match. A statement from the diocese of Getafe said: “It has caused a sense of unease. Alongside the public outcry that considers the images irreverent and blasphemous, the national media have noted their provocative and controversial nature.” [Via The Offside/Reuters]