October 12, 2011
Saudi Arabia arrests South American soccer player for showing Jesus tattoo
From the You-Can-Make-This-Up Department, via Beliefnet:
Religion often seems to get in the way of sports in Iran. Remember the Iranian soccer player who refused to play in Israel? Of course, arresting a soccer player simply because he displayed a Christian image, offensive for sure, is hardly the worst thing happening in Iran.
Read the rest of the Pino story here.
CORRECTION: I really misread the opening words of the Beliefnet story. The player was arrested in Saudi Arabia, not Iran.