Sunday, July 04, 2010

Fun with Misplaced News Headlines

Is Diego Maradona looking for a new home after his current World Cup loss?

7days, a local newspaper here in Dubai, is famous for it's headlines and pictures that don't match.  I don't know why they don't see the funny associations that will occur when they look at the final layout.  There are typically two stories on the front page.  One that is dominated by a picture and the other that is dominated by text.

Often the two become intertwined.  The above picture is an example.  The headline belongs to an article about some workers who have been abandoned by their company here in Dubai.  Diego Maradona, the coach of the Argentinian football team in the current World Cup is pictured as well.  He's dejected because Argentina are out of the tournament.

And with their recent loss combined with the extreme passion for football in Argentina, maybe he does qualify as a "stranded man".  Maybe it's not so smart for Diego to go back to Argentina for a while.

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