The New York Times has published the text of a fatwa against soccer. Here's an excerpt:
1. Play soccer without four lines because this is a fabrication of the heretics' international rules that stipulate using them and delineating them before playing.
2. International terminology that heretics and polytheists use, like "foul," "penalty," "corner," "goal," "out" and others, should be abandoned and not said. Whoever says them should be punished, reprimanded and ejected from the game. He should be publicly told, "You have imitated the heretics and polytheists and this is forbidden."
Plenty more where that came from.
1. Danny Lawrence10/18/2005 10:38:13 AM
Doesn't the "fatwa-ized" version of soccer seem a lot like "Calvinball"?
2. Richard Schwartz10/18/2005 11:42:35 AM
No, I don't think so. Calvinball is more like Fizzbin with projectiles