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When this incident occurred many were fooled into thinking that Rivaldo was made of twigs. How else could it be explained that a barely hit football kicked by Turkish international Hakan Unsal which made contact with the Brazilian’s legs led to the Barcelona legend clenching his head as though he was having an aneurysm.
On closer inspection, i.e. by using ones eyes and not ones toes, it was abundantly clear that a shockingly poor bit of play acting was in evidence. So bad was the acting that it was rumoured that Rivaldo was offered a role on Hollyoaks as a blond busty waitress in the hit television soap opera. Mr. Unsal still has nightmares about the Skeletor lookalike.