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21 September 2017 08:55 (South Africa)

NEWSFLASH: Paul the octopus has died

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Paul, the psychic octopus who rose to fame during the 2010 soccer World Cup, has died, staff at his aquarium in Germany have announced. No doubt Paul will have foreseen his own death, and will be grateful that he passed away from old age, rather than ending his life as calamari on a disgruntled football fan's plate. 

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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