Spanish Football News
Heard the one about the Nicolas Cage look-alike who managed to fool Ramon Calderon in to getting the VIP treatment at Real Madrid and even a visit to the player's dressing room after the match?
Desperate to find to find something positive to write about after seeing their beloved Real Madrid get knocked out of the Champions League by Roma on Wednesday, the Madrid sports papers enthusiastically told us all about the fact that Nicolas Cage had decided to pop in and see his 'buddy' Ramon Calderon at the Bernabeu. After all, as Marca delighted in telling us "why shouldn't the biggest Hollywood stars not want to be seen with the President of the greatest club in the World?"
The American actor was collected from his hotel by a club chauffeur, given the full VIP treatment, and even got to visit the player's dressing room to give the boys a pep talk.
Unfortunately for Calderon and Madrid, it was not until after the 'actor' got to gorge himself on Cava, canapes and the sight of Guti in his pink furry thong that an eagle eyed Francesco Totti spotted 'Nicholas Cage' leaving the Madrid dressing room and blew the guy's cover.
Turns out that 'Nicolas Cage' was in fact an Italian actor called Paolo Calabresi who is well known in his native Italy and has been the architect of similar pranks in the past. Needless to say, the Roma dressing room probably saw the funny side more readily than their opponents did.