18 Month Old Pro Footballer

Baerke van der Meij is a YouTube sensation. Unfortunately, I am still yet to figure out how to upload video from my iPhone but if you a get a chance take a look at the 18 month old kicking soccer balls into his toy chest.

The video drew so much attention that it led to Dutch top flight team VVV-Venlo to offer a ten year “Symbolic Contract”. Whatever that means. There was even a press conference to show the fake contract signing.

Talk about a publicity stunt. I wonder how this makes the team’s star midfielder, Ken Leems, feel. The team owner dragged him to the press conference which to me translates into, “You’re not good enough to draw a crowd so were gonna get a baby to sign a fake contract”. Go team!


Posted on April 28, 2011, in News, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Footballer? I thought this was america

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