ZOMG Kaka’s Going to Paris!By: Martha | November 28th, 2007
Usually, La Gazzetta only report on footballer holidays over the summer, when there’s not much going on and they can do some paparazzi-style stalking. Today, though, they’re making an exception, reporting on Ricky Kaka’s travel plans — and it’s not (only) because they’re obsessed with him.
Kaka, you see, is (allegedly) planning to visit the Eiffel Tower — which, as you may have heard, is in Paris — this weekend. It just so happens that, come Sunday, Paris will also play host to the France Football awards banquet at which the Golden Ball will be awarded. Curiouser and curiouser! (How great would be it, though, if Kaka was just going along to, say, support his boy Ronaldo, or something? Oh, the chagrin of the Italian press.)
Oddly, the report of Kaka’s weekend plans apparently comes from the Vice-Mayor of Paris, who got a phone call about arranging a personal Eiffel Tower tour for a young Brazilian and, it seems, turned right around and called a French tabloid with the news. I mean, what is that? First of all, that’s what the Vice-Mayor of Paris does? Arrange for posh tourists to visit landmarks? Really? Was he elected to that job? Because, seriously, it sounds like he’s a glorified secretary. And, second, does he usually call the press the moment he gets off the phone with a celeb? Elected or not, that’s no way to hold on to a job — if he did that to Courtney Love, she’s kick his cheese-eating, surrender-monkey ass. Hmm. Or perhaps sweet Ricky actually asked him to leak it, because he likes the attention? Naw, never mind. Forget I brought that up.