Bulgarian FinMin's Football 'Sacrifice'
Bulgarian amateur football teams Vitosha Bistritsa and Dve Mogili played each other on Wednesday, the former winning by 2:1.
A game like this would have hardly made the headlines if it wasn't for Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's participation in it.
Borisov, a passionate football fan and amateur player, assisted for the winning goal in Bulgaria's Amateur League Cup final that was played at the country's national stadium. Curiously, he did not get to take a penalty as he does in most matches.
Another curious aspect of Tuesday's game was the cringeworthy presence of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.
The former World Bank economist showed up with a lame poster saying "The Tigers – no deficit," which refers to the affectionate nickname Borisov invented for his own amateur team and...finance, I guess.
Did the former chief economist for Finance and Private Sector in the World Bank group have the time of his life cheerleading for his attention-desperate boss?
Should we feel sorry for him?
I don't think so.
One has to endure a certain degree of humiliation if one intends to survive. Many Bulgarians already know that.