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the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
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He’s 12 or 13 here, and portraying the role of “Fizzy,” the janitor at Fat Sam’s speakeasy in the musical Bugsy Malone. It’s a gangster piece—right up Rio’s alley, you might think—but all Fizzy wants is to win an audition to show Fat Sam his dancing skills.
I quote from the official libretto:
I won’t take no for an answer
I was born to be a dancer now, Yeah!
Here’s an insanely creepy clip from the 1976 movie of the show, for anyone who wants to compare Rio’s performance to that of a small child forced to dance before a looming camera while lip-synching to the voice of a dangerously unstable adult.
All things considered, I prefer Rio. I’m just not sure how 50 Cent is going to feel about this.
[via The Beautiful Game]
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