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Daily Shorts: Is this a soccer ghost?

By Steven Holloway

Was there a ghost at a Bolivian football match? Photo / Getty Images.
Was there a ghost at a Bolivian football match? Photo / Getty Images.

From a spooky Bolivian soccer shadow to Shaq's Linkedin profile, Daily Shorts looks at the light-hearted side of sport.

Do you believe in ghosts? No? Well, neither do we, but we would like some help explaining this.

In a Copa Libertadores match between Bolivian side The Strongest (yes that's their real name) and Uruguayan outfit Defensor Sporting, a fan appeared to run through fellow spectators.

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Deadspin have investigated the footage and their readers' theories on the 'ghost' range from a Skycamera (with legs) through to a wide spaced stand which would allow a man to run in front of spectators at full speed. We prefer the traditional ghost theory.

This is not the first time an unexplained apparition has been spotted at a South American stadium.

Some Venezuelans believe the 'ghost' of their deceased President Hugo Chaves was responsible for saving an otherwise certain goal during an international match against Colombia. A figure can be seen tapping the ball over the goal post.

We should all aspire to have a LinkedIn profile like Shaq's

This is not a fake. Slate have confirmed that Shaq's LinkedIn profile does indeed list the NBA legend's occupation as "Owner, a lot of companies."

To get the most from this, try reading the "experience" section in Shaq's deep voice:

"I'm working on a lot of different ventures. My best asset is that I am proven to lead teams to championships. I mean multiple championships."

Buffalo Bills Will Pay Up to $3M to Settle Text-Messaging Lawsuit

In 2014, Buffalo Bills starting quarterback EJ Manuel will cost the team $2.02 million against their cap. Thanks to a lawsuit from a disgruntled fan, the Bills will pay roughly $1 million more than that just for their phone bill.

A U.S. District judge has issued a preliminary approval to a $3 million settlement in a 2012 class-action lawsuit filed against the team by Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan who claimed the franchise violated the agreement of its opt-in texting service.

The suit claims the Bills promised no more than five text messages would be disseminated to fans each week. When Wojcik received 13 texts over a two-week span, he filed suit on behalf of the nearly 40,000 fans who subscribed to the service.

How bloody ridiculous..

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