Barcelona's Carles Puyol has head stapled

April, 20, 2012
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Off the Ball never rests in its mission to scratch around the underbelly of professional football to find the most bizarre, humorous and inexplicable stories.

This week, Carles Puyol has his head stapled to win Off The Ball's recognition, Fulham make an eggs-cellent investment to beat the credit crunch, bitter Marseille fans urge their team to lose to screw over PSG, a ball boy refuses to accept Sulley Muntari's sweaty AC Milan shirt and Atletico Nacional's Dorlan Pablo scores a 40-yard screamer.

Puyol has head stapled during Barca match

Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol is obviously an avid reader of Off The Ball. After being omitted from last week's Man of Steel Issue the death metal-loving defender immediately set about earning his place our 'big kahunas hall of fame' by having his bloodied head stapled back together at the side of the pitch.

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