Hey Diego! Know where you should avoid?
I’m very reluctant to call anyone stupid. What? Yes, I HAVE used that word in 423 blog posts, which just goes to show my restraint.
So here is this story about “soccer legend” Diego Maradona. He checked into a weight-loss clinic in Italy, and finance police promptly seized his earrings to help pay off his back taxes.
Our story says three years ago tax police took two Rolex watches from Maradona when he was in Italy for a benefit match.
In 2005, they seized his payout for participating in a TV dancing show, and in 2001 he was met by 20 police officers as he got off a plane in Rome.
Now, if this happened to me with such regularity, I’d say, “WTF! Give me a map of Europe! I’m gonna figure out which place is Italy, and not go there anymore!”
But instead, this guy seems to pack for every visit saying, “I need to take something nice for the tax man….”
“Oh look, honey, they’re waiting for us at customs! Give me a necklace or something – it’s impolite to not bring them anything!”
Right: Argentina’s national soccer coach Maradona watches their World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match against in Asuncion, September 9, 2009. REUTERS/ Stringer