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You're reading: Five predictions for Andriy Shevchenko

As of July 28, he’s a really bad politician, after joining forces with parliament member Nataliya Korolevska and leader of the Ukraine-Forward Party. Some will give him the benefit of the doubt. I won’t. I will give him five predictions.

Prediction number 1

The first line of Wikipedia about him at the moment reads like this:  Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko is a retired Ukrainian footballer. It will be amended to say “and a failed politician.” As a footballer, Shevchenko has been the pride of the nation, sex idol for many women and role model for many men. Winner of the 2004 Golden Ball, the dream of every football player in the world, he’s the man who put Ukraine on the map for all football fans in Italy and Britain. Happily married with two children, and expecting a third, he looked accomplished even without a career in politics. He has few gifts needed to be a good politician: he is infamously tongue-tied and slow-witted, and has never really expressed any inclination for social projects. Unless he was hiding it well.

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