This was Tweeted to me by David Kirby (@dkirby7).

So, if you thought the Church of Quentin Barnes was far-fetched, put this in your pipe and smoke it. A church dedicated to Diego Maradona, Argentinian soccer hero who helped his country win a World Cup. Maybe the Sklorno don't sound so "alien" now, eh?

Soccer-Mad Church Worships Diego Maradona as a God

For many in Argentina, soccer is almost a religion. For a few, it is exactly that. 

Argentina is home to a religious movement called the Maradonian Church which venerates former soccer player Diego Armando Maradona as a god.

Founded by three men, Hernán Amez, Alejandro Verón and Héctor Campomar, in 2001 in the city of Rosario,186 miles  from Buenos Aires, the Maradonian Church now claims 200,000 followers, enrolled online on the official Church website,  from countries around the world like the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Afghanistan, Philippines and Australia.

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Once again...

The FDO proves his prescience.

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Nice tho

it had to be a soccer player tho it makes sense for where it's at.

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A God! A F***ing God

Are you kidding me that fat, coked up cheater (I'm English so I may be a little bias - 1986 World Cup Finals, Hand of God, anyone? anyone?)

"Go Detroit on it!"

"Go Detroit on it!"
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Soccer or Futbol

A futbol player has his own church and followers??? That's completely understandable or is it? I find it funny that soccer (futbol) is the same sport the Sklorno race dominated with their speed and jumping ability. What are the odds of that?..........The extremely humble owner of "THE ROOKIE" #2487/3000

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According to my Indian friends

They worship Cricket players in much of the same way.

 

...Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> - Out

...Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> - Out

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Maybe Not So Crazy

Maybe the FDO is not so crazy after all..... Well......

May barbarians invade your personal space!

May barbarians invade your personal space!
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Interesting

Humans worshipping soccer players now, and sklorno (who rule soccer in the future) worshipping humans who play football...

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Don't we do much the same thing with our sports figures

That is until they fail us and then we throw them in the trash!

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Read Madonna Instead of Maradono

I was super confused.

"Clever girl." ~Jurassic Park {GirlCo w/ dreads for Sigler}

"Clever girl." ~Jurassic Park {GirlCo w/ dreads for Sigler}

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