Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko Retires From Football, Enters Politics
Many of Shevchenko's Ukrainian fans were disappointed, to say the least. Not so much because of his decision to become a politician: after all, it is common for celebrities to endorse various political forces and to get involved in politics in other ways, for reasons that very few people in Ukraine regard as altruistic anymore. In Shevchenko's case, the problem was more with the party he chose to represent in the upcoming election.
Andriy Shevchenko, a Ukrainian football star, at the Ukraine - Forward! Party Congress. Photo by Sergii Kharchenko, copyright Demotix (Aug. 2, 2012).
He did not announce... [via Global Voices Online]