Unfortunately, Paul did not see this one coming.
Anyone who has noted with a certain amount of awe at the manner in which Oberhausen Sea World resident Paul the Octopus has correctly predicted all six of Germany’s World Cup results will know that his latest prediction that Spain would win the Semi-Final may have made him public enemy number one in the country.
Hordes of people are apparently planning to march to the aquarium and exact their revenge on the tentacled freak and security at the facility has been beefed up. Protesters who feel that the Octopus has in some way had some underhand ability to affect the team to behave as he wishes them to (in order to win vast sums of money, which Paul can then use to purchase dried Octopus food) now want him put on trial and hung.
Reports that Paul simply left his Sea World home when his psychic abilities warned of the oncoming lynch mob were sadly untrue and he has in fact boarded himself up in a wooden box and hopes that the whole thing will blow over so he can get back to his normal daily routine of playing chess and posing for pictures with tourists.
Paul was unable to comment on the matter, mainly due to the fact that as an Octopus he hasn’t mastered the ability to speak.