Introducing Charlie Bullet, GodÃ¢ÂÂs Brazilian buddy
Italians all around the world are surely praying to God for a win against the French today. In this particular case, I wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt trust such an important request to the Pope Ã¢ÂÂ the man is German and heÃ¢ÂÂll probably ask for a Romania win to see the two foes knocked out.
But thereÃ¢ÂÂs no need to worry. Truth is, if you want God to really listen to your pleas your wingman is Brazilian diminute striker Carlinhos Bala Ã¢ÂÂ Charlie Bullet in English. Last week, the Almighty talked to our 1.62m, 64kg Sport Recife ace at least twice.
At least thatÃ¢ÂÂs the story the player gave before the second leg of the Copa do Brasil final against Corinthians on Wednesday. Underdog Sport needed a 2-0 home win to clinch the title against the SÃÂ£o Paulo giants, who had won the first leg 3-1.
Carlinhos Bala, however, knew what would happen in advance thanks to the divine messages he swore to have received from the Lord. Ã¢ÂÂI went to Church to ask Him to give us the title. God said He would do it. IÃ¢ÂÂm going to bed relaxed today. Why should I lose some sleep if God promised me the title?,Ã¢ÂÂ he asked on the eve of the final.
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The next day, around lunchtime, the man upstairs showed up again just in case the player had missed the first dispatch. Ã¢ÂÂI was driving to the stadium. When I stopped at a traffic light, God talked to me again. He repeated that He would give the title to us.Ã¢ÂÂ
Later on, the Almighty kept his promise. Sport won 2-0, with Carlinhos Bala netting the opener, handing them the Copa do Brasil trophy on away goals. Ã¢ÂÂNow IÃ¢ÂÂm going to Church on Sunday to thank Him for the title,Ã¢ÂÂ announced the blessed striker.
With such intimacy with the eternal one, I guess he could have done it while brushing his teeth. Or at the barbershop, while adjusting his weird hairdo Ã¢ÂÂ which earned him the nickname Pineapple Head. Truth is cherub-sized Carlinhos Bala seems to be GodÃ¢ÂÂs contact on Earth.
I would post BalaÃ¢ÂÂs mobile phone number on here for any interested parties, but IÃ¢ÂÂm afraid I also have a request to God myself. Tomorrow thereÃ¢ÂÂs Brazil and Argentina going head-to-head in World Cup qualifying action.
And I guess God would be better focusing on just the one match at a time.