Weird but wonderful story in the paper recently. Last week's Guardian (I was slow to pick up on it) reports that a Portuguese man is suing the Baptist Union of Great Britain for £10 million. (A quick look at the accounts would put him off).
The basis of his claim is that he 'wasted' 19 years working as an evangelist when he could have been playing football. He was formerly a player in the Portuguese Third Division and his claim is that he could have earned £20,000 a week playing for Man Utd.
"I could definitely have had a long career in the Premiership," Arquimedes Nganga said. "I see many players playing today who I am not inferior to – and perhaps even better than".
Nganga has filed papers at the high court, accusing the leaders of the Baptist Union of Great Britain of destroying his social life, causing him "psychological harm" and defrauding him of money through compulsory donations.
Full story (and it really is not an early April Fool's joke) is in this Guardian article.