I Suppose We Shouldn’t Tell Shiggers About This

14 Sep

When watishisto PLL tweeted the news, I burst out laughing. It appears that the New York Red Bulls have signed Digão, Kaka’s brother. Read ’em and weep. I now have a less than zero percent chance of getting her to accompany to a Red Bulls game.  I didn’t even tell her that Carol was here for Fashion Week. I thought her head would explode from that. Little did I know… For Shigs’ sake, I hope that there aren’t a lot of familial visits. Not sure how much of a deal the Red Bulls got. He’s 27 and appears to have played only about 40 matches as a pro. Even though he was at Milan from 2005-2011, he spent the bulk of that time out on loan. Well, I guess we’ll see, eh?

– Lozil


13 Responses to “I Suppose We Shouldn’t Tell Shiggers About This”

  1. Forzasusan September 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    We are famous for signing brothers. We had Rooney’s brother too but zero playing time. Shiggers should be safe for the time being!

  2. shiggers September 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Oh, boy. This is ominous.

    • black widow September 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      shiggers, i think you’re lovely, but i won’t deny that i mildly giggled at that headline! :p

      that said, i get it in this case! whilst i don’t share your kaka terror, his brother is a bit … unsettling … like a photocopy that didn’t quite take properly, you know?

  3. MissLadya September 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Why is it that younger siblings are usually taller than their older siblings??

    And now I have that Wrigley’s Double Mint Gum jingle in my head …

  4. Jenny September 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Don’t show Shiggers this picture either:

    She might freak out.

    • headbandsandheartbreak September 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      TOTALLY. I’m surprised you could look at that without freaking out!

      • Jenny September 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

        I was totally like: when he goes postal we’ll be able to say “not only did we warn you, but we had photographic evidence!”

        • jellyace September 16, 2012 at 11:06 am #

          Ayayay! He has that “I’m coming to get you” look!

          While I can understand Shig’s terror, I still love Kaka, and it was because of him that I found Real Madrid, and from there, HB&HB. So bless Kaka and his killer smile!

  5. Lizzie September 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I hope his time with the red bulls turns out better than Rooney younger brother….

  6. Maddi September 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Why??! IMHO the MLS should be bringing players in with actual quality, not signing players based on who they’re related to. This just furthers its reputation as a awful, joke league. If they want more people to watch the MLS they should focus on improving the quality of football instead of signing the next aging European star / his brother. Although a win-win situation is Federico Higuain who had a lot playing experience in the Argentine Primera (instead of the English 5th or Portuguese 2nd division) and is proving to be a fantastic signing for Columbus Crew.

    As for Digao, he once scored an own-goal brace ….

    “Chi ha pagato Digao? Sembra che sta truccando la partita.. Ah no, e veramente cosi scarso.” “Who paid Digao, I think he is throwing the game. Oh no wait, he really is that bad.”

    -Matteo Bonetti

    • Jenny September 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #


      Perhaps he’ll only be a squad player.

    • em September 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

      Wow – awful… joke… don’t you think you are being a little harsh? i certainly don’t feel that way. I like the MLS. It isn’t perfect, fluid European footy, but it sure is all we have here.

      • Maddi September 17, 2012 at 11:46 am #

        It is all that we have here and no league in the world is perfect, but there’s certainly A LOT that could be done to improve the MLS that doesn’t include signing the little brothers of so-and-so. I feel like on many of the football websites that I’ve visited there is a strong perception that it is a league more focused on signing someone “famous” than someone talented, a view that has certainly been bolstered by recent events. The MLS falls far behind leagues in South America, Europe etc and if the Galaxy played in LaLiga it would be fighting relegating against teams with a fraction of it’s budget. The MLS has SO MUCH MORE resources (money) than many teams in La Liga, EPL etc. and with that money comes the potential to make itself into a good league. Instead I see the MLS using that money not for improving the quality of the game and finding the next big talent, but finding the next football Z-lister. Thus, few people outside the US (and within the US) take MLS particularly seriously or think that it has much real quality.

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