Bulgaria's Buffoon of the Year
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will be more than pleased to accept the country's Footballer of the Year Award if the fans believe he deserves it, he declared on Monday.
In an interview for a private TV channel early on Monday, Borisov pointed out that he has generously rejected offers to become Doctor Honoris Causa of numerous universities and a member of the Bulgarian Painters Union, since he is neither an academic man nor much of a painter.
But football is a different story, Borisov believes. He does enjoy it and is actually a quite prolific goalscorer for his amateur team.
You see, the Prime Minister is a fair man and does not won to win titles he does not fully deserve. If it takes profusely sweating on a mini football field together with some other older guys, he will do it.
Unlike his close friend, former Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov, Borisov is aware that it is totally pathetic to accept an honorable academic title when you cannot even read.
However, it remains unclear whether the Prime Minister is able to understand sarcasm. Does he already know he is the laughing stock of most of his country or does he sincerely believe that people are amazed by his football skills?
The latter would be quite frightening.