Brazil vs South Africa
It is just before the Bafana Bafana v Brazil match. Ronaldinho goes into the Brazilian changing room to find all his teammates looking a bit glum.
“What’s up?” he asks.
“Well, we’re having trouble getting motivated for this game. We know it’s important but it’s only S.A. They’re sh*t and we can’t be bothered.”
Ronaldinho looks at them and says, “Well, I reckon I can beat them by myself—you lads go down to a pub in Soweto.”
So Ronaldinho goes out to play Bafana Bafana by himself and the rest of the Brazilian team go off for a few jars. After a few pints they wonder how the game is going, so they get the landlord to put the teletext on. A big cheer goes up as the screen reads “Brazil 1 – Bafana Bafana 0 (Ronaldinho 10 minutes)”. He is beating Bafana Bafana all by himself! Anyway, a few pints later and the game is forgotten until someone remembers, “It must be full time now, let’s see how he got on.” They put the teletext on.
“Result from the Stadium ‘Brazil 1 (Ronaldinho 10 minutes) – Bafana Bafana 1 ( Nomvete 89 minutes).”
They can’t believe it; he has single-handedly got a draw against Bafana Bafana!! They rush back to the Ellis Park Stadium to congratulate Ronaldinho. They find him in the dressing room, still in his gear, sitting with his head in his hands. He refuses to look at them.
“I’ve let you down, I’ve let you down.” “Don’t be daft, you got a draw against Bafana Bafana, all by yourself. And they only scored at the very, very end!”
“No, no, I have, I’ve let you down…I got sent off after 12 minutes.”