FC Barcelona: The Empire Crumbles, Could This Be the Return of the Jedi?

Adi-Oula Sebastian@JubeiKibagameCorrespondent IIApril 3, 2011

VILLARREAL, CASTELLON - APRIL 02:  Gerard Pique of Barcelona celebrates after the La Liga match between Villarreal and Barcelona at El Madrigal on April 2, 2011 in Villarreal, Spain. Barcelona won 1-0. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Like the millions and millions of other bored and unproductive people in the world, I was hit by the Facebook fever, on a Saturday afternoon.

For some strange reason, YouTube and Facebook seem to be the sites where one can waste countless hours doing practically nothing useful.

Aside from abusing the popular social network as a self-promotional tool for my articles, I simply can’t wrap my head around its usefulness.

Either way, yesterday, out of the blue, I read a status update that caught my interest, Real Madrid was defeated by Sporting Gijon.

If I hadn’t known better; I would’ve assumed an April fool’s joke.

Real Madrid, defeated? Could it be true?

Ready to remove the person from my friends’ list, I double checked, because one doesn’t get a Culé’s hopes up like that.

It was true. The Empire was defeated, at the Santiago Bernabeu of all places.

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For once, I’ve read something interesting on Facebook.

It appears as if the dark Sith lord, Florentino Perez and his storm troopers, cannot prevent the inevitable, a third consecutive championship for FC Barcelona. Even the acquisition of Darth Vader aka Jose Mourinho didn’t bring the desired results, yet.

Ever since Florentino Perez ordered the construction of a second, more expensive Death Star aka the Galacticos 2.0, he still remains on the losing side, for now. Of course, Darth Vader (Jose Mourinho) is a little short on offensive weapons. The Empires most recognized soldier, Darth Maul (Cristiano Ronaldo, yeah I know he didn’t even make it to the horrible sequel) is currently unavailable, as is Bobba Fett (Karim Benzema).

Nevertheless, there still remains a silver lining for both, the Dark Sith lord and Darth Vader. At the very least, they can still claim two major trophies, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League—in Merengue language: La Decima.

What stands in between winning these much coveted trophies, the Jedi Knight (I’m a diehard Barca fan after all).

Even though Lionel Messi (I’m not exactly sure who he is, either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo but judging by his girl, Gerard Pique is the latter) has been a little off his best lately. I’m sure Obi Wan Kenobi (Pep Guardiola) can once again guide his way. With Master Yoda (Johan Cryuff) retreating to his chosen exile, Amsterdam, someone has to uphold his principles.

It remains to be seen whether the Empire strikes back, but for now, FC Barcelona seem to have the upper hand in the ongoing battle.

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