Saturday, October 14, 2006
Maverick footballer Vikash Dhorasoo is undergoing an existentially stimulating passage in his life, having just become the first French footballer ever to be sacked by his club. Paris Saint-Germain fired him for 'disobedience'; Dhorasoo in a moment similar to Herman Melville's Bartleby saying 'I'd prefer not to', refused to train the day before the recent return tie against Derry City and PSG also allege he stole a confidential document, a club fitness programme, which Dhorasoo showed to the media. Vikash should now have more time to focus on his film projects and the good side-effect of this affair is that it separates this most likeable of footballers from the most dislikeable of clubs. Dhorasoo is likely to have careers that lead him far beyond the football field.