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.