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Unlikely soccer sensation goes viral

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 - 00:59

March 28 - Video of an overweight man with incredible soccer skills becomes an Internet hit. Sharon Reich reports.

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A Welsh Maradona? Maybe ... But one thing you can be sure of - Andrew Cassidy is an Internet sensation. Video of the 50-year-old in Milford Haven, Wales, bouncing a soccer ball with his body, has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube since it was posted two days ago. The former fisherman is incredibly agile. But says he has had no intention of bringing his skills to the field. SOUNDBITE: Viral soccer sensation Andrew Cassidy saying (English): "I was overweight and I needed to think about something else and I started to do it to lose weight, something to keep me active, keep my mind active, and it's just carried on from there." And now, newspapers are reporting that he'll be heading to Dubai to show off his fancy footwork. Organizers of the World Freestyle Football Championships have invited him to perform at the opening ceremony in May.

Unlikely soccer sensation goes viral

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 - 00:59

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