When Being Famous Actually Makes a Difference

Posted by prla1983 on May 08, 2007 • 4 commentsEmail This Post

It has come to my attention (via Isabel) that Cristiano Ronaldo, who's probably Portugal's most famous footballer nowadays, has issued a video statement appealing for any information concerning little Maddie McCann's disappearance last week in the Algarve, here in our country.

For one thing, this post serves as a little echo for such appeal and on the other hand to give two thumbs way up for Ronaldo. Sometimes being famous does make a difference and this is definitely one such case.

Let's hope this case has a happy ending, even though it's harder and harder to believe so as the days go by.



Blogger Enolough said...

A twenty-something world class football player who would never be famous if his career depended on his speaking skills...
The question is: is there any kidnapper in this planet who could be touched by that plastic (not yet cinematic) sad face?
The guy was reading a text that someone else wrote and invited him to record.
Now - what can this populist publicity do for Maddie? (nothing)
What can it do for all of us who have seen it? (laughs)
If a charity football game is to take place we should call Ronaldo.
If there's the need to speak in public... spare us - it's a sad time!
It was useless and pointless...

Friday, May 18, 2007 3:24:00 pm  
Blogger prla said...

While I do agree that his speaking skills leave something to be desired, I think you are underestimating how far the words of such a football icon can echo.

Sure he was reading, sure he can't say a word for the life of him. But whatever publicity for such a case is good publicity and he's one of the most visible people on earth, like it or not.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 11:41:00 am  
Blogger Enolough said...

What would Plato say? The Republic is now ruled by the skilled craftsman (in the present case: footbalers)

I think being Ronaldo or Bill Gates, Ronaldo or Umberto Eco doesn't matter... The criminal will not be touched by the words.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 6:34:00 pm  
Blogger prla said...

The idea is not having the guy be touched and hand the girl to the authorities. It's to not let the public awareness die down and maximize the probability of the girl being recognized if someone comes across her.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:25:00 pm  

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