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Anderson Meets the Pope, Breaks Papal Law

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Anderson looks on with Wes Brown during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match against Schalke 04 at the Carrington Training Ground on May 3, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 2, 2014

It has been at least a few months since Anderson, of I'm-not-fat-I'm-sex lore, did something silly to put himself in the spotlight. 

And so he then met the pope. 

The Manchester United man, on loan at Fiorentina, visited the Vatican on the eve of Fiorentina's Coppa Italia final clash with Napoli

So he did what all kids do these days and documented the feat on Instagram. The problem being, of course, taking video inside the Vatican isn't exactly compliant with Papal Law.

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