Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must have officially run out of things to blast the West about. While making a speech this past weekend, the always entertaining Ahmadinejad called Paul the Octopus, who became famous for his amazing streak of correct World Cup predictions this past year, an “agent of western propaganda.”
The shorthand history on the miracle octopus for all those that didn’t follow the World Cup is this: He correctly predicted the outcome of eight World Cup games, defying tremendous odds (154:1) and baffling all statisticians. In doing so, apparently, he also became a symbol of things world with the non-Iranian world.
According to Ahmadinejad, aside from being the “agent for western propaganda,” Paul the Octopus was also a symbol of decadence and decay among “his enemies.”
“Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values.” he said.
This would generally be the part of the article where I would insert a joke, however, I prefer not to mess with psychotic world leaders.
God speed, Paul the Octopus, you’ve just made a very powerful enemy.
Check out the photo below to see how Paul the Octopus correctly picked Spain over the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup Final.