One would think being the greatest footballer in the history of this footie-mad nation, the once and future savior of American soccer, and the captain of the Tang Soccer Team would get some preferential treatment from robber gangs that take advantage of São Paulo’s traffic woes to rob slowed cars at gunpoint.
One would be correct. When those Brazilian thieves recognized the great Pelé, they’ll steal his gold necklace, cell phone, and watch but let the driver keep a few items out of deference to the wondrous Pelé. Now that’s power, boys and girls, that borders on worship.
No one was harmed in the incident, which is so common and so difficult to prosecute in Brazil that it was never even reported to police. Why doesn’t Pelé move to a country where athletes are safe from attack?
Oh. Carry on.