By Chris Wright
There was a charity game held over in Portugal last night, which saw a Benfica XI take on a team consisting of Luis Figo and his buddies – one of which was a chap by the name of Fernando Mendes, the human meatball currently tasked with presenting the Portuguese version of ‘The Price Is Right’.
When we say ‘meatball’, we’re not being flippant – this guy is 98% meat and almost entirely spherical, like a pork Space Hopper with tiny limbs tacked on the sides.
Anyway, Figo’s stellar squad included the likes of Edgar Davids, Gaizka Mendiata, Pauleta, Fernando Couto, Francesco Toldo, Roberto Carlos, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke, Michel Salgado, Rui Costa, Fabio Cannavaro and the real Ronaldo (no fat jokes please), yet somehow Mendes still managed to get some game time – waddling on for the last few minutes of the first half and spraying a few passes about before wheezing off down the tunnel for an emergency sandwich…
Despite boasting a squad dripping with legends, Figo’s boys still got pasted 5-1 on the night – Yorke netting the only goal for his side.
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