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November 30, 2006

Arsenal stadium linked to death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.: Andrei Lugovoi, a former KGB officer who met Litvinenko on November 1, the day he was taken ill, travelled to London on October 31 with his wife and family to watch CSKA Moscow play Arsenal in a Champions League fixture. Litvinenko was poisoned with a radioactive substance, polonium 210.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 11:27 PM - 15 comments

Just to be divisive, I'll say Abramovich is involved.

posted by igottheblues at 01:57 AM on December 01

This and the whole Bin Laden thing I blame for Arsenal's poor season.

posted by owlhouse at 03:58 AM on December 01

It's also responsible for the Philadelphia Flyers' and Eagles' poor seasons. Isn't it dangerous to poison someone with radiation? It could seriously backfire if they get super-human powers instead of dying.

posted by SummersEve at 06:30 AM on December 01

Not to mention could affect others in the same area.

posted by livewire at 09:19 AM on December 01

This was the worst assassination in history. It's like a trail of breadcrumbs that glow in the dark.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:35 AM on December 01

This was the worst assassination in history. It's like a trail of breadcrumbs that glow in the dark. well he died, so it's not exactly the WORST one. I'd say my attempt on k-fed was the worst...oh wait, I've said too much....

posted by bdaddy at 10:05 AM on December 01

You mean, the best assassination in history. They aren't breadcrumbs, they are a gigantic neon sign that says 'don't f*** with AbramovichPutin'. Which really, is what assassination is all about, right?

posted by tieguy at 10:06 AM on December 01

Except everyone now knows that Putin is a murderous thug who abuses human rights, subverts Russian "democracy" and surrounds himself with ex-KGB goons. Oh. Hang on. Everyone knew that anyway.

posted by afx237vi at 03:15 PM on December 01

Oh, that Putin. Makes perfect sense now.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:25 PM on December 01

He's no Greg Maddux.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:56 PM on December 01

This is troubling - I mean, could fans, players, staff, etc. have been exposed? Is the stadium a toxic site? A couple of planes have also been cited in this investigation, which affects hundreds, if not more, because of the people they come in contact with. How localized is this thing? How far could it be spread? How was it spread?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:52 AM on December 02

Polonium 210 doesn't travel through skin, so unless Arsenal fans go round licking the seats, I think they're OK.

posted by afx237vi at 07:43 AM on December 02

Well, you never know...I'm just sayin'.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:02 PM on December 02

I'd say my attempt on k-fed was the worst...oh wait, I've said too much.... You should be ashamed. Your failure has caused millions to endure merciless pain and suffering suffered at the hands, voice, and very being of k-fed.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:06 PM on December 02

Russians. lol

posted by desigol at 10:46 AM on December 10

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