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Three-time World Cup winner Pele was the victim of a daylight robbery when he was accosted at gunpoint by a gang of youths in Brazil, according to reports in Sao Paulo last night.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/06/23/ufnpele123.xml

Hate people like this. 10 people against a 67 year old. They have no shame.

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Idiots' date=' they just mugged a national and world Icon. . . i hope they are proud of themselves. :mad:[/quote']

That's probably why they did it, they robbed Pele for the sake of robbing Pele, not for stealing whatever they stole. I guess they feel special or important now? They're such fools!! :mad:

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Truely disgraceful. As Adam says, a man who has done more to put Brazil on the map than any one else has ever done deserves more respect. It shows much about the great man, that he did not go and blab to local media about the incident and remained restrained through the incident. He clearly could have started a country-wide hunt for these men by expressing his disgust at what happened through the local and worldwide media. Yet he only appears to have discussed it with close friends and the story has only appeared 2 weeks after it happened. shame on the perpetrators

But is this indicative of the society of today? Despite what our governments tell us crime of all sorts is on the increase. Violent crimes involving weapons is no doubt on the up worldwide, we only hear titbits in the media. The wealthy are getting richer and the poor poorer. The widening gap between the classes is feulling the increase in crime and governments worldwide are doing little to address the situation and in the main are ignoring it. Incidents like this and the robberies of several Liverpool players house's recently for example must be brought to the attention of the powers that be so this issue can be tackled. Of course thousands of people are the victims of such crimes everyday, but the vast majority are Mr/Mrs Unknown to the public so these are not reported. Clearly something must be done. Rant over! :o

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Truely disgraceful. As Adam says' date=' a man who has done more to put Brazil on the map than any one else has ever done deserves more respect. It shows much about the great man, that he did not go and blab to local media about the incident and remained restrained through the incident. He clearly could have started a country-wide hunt for these men by expressing his disgust at what happened through the local and worldwide media. Yet he only appears to have discussed it with close friends and the story has only appeared 2 weeks after it happened. shame on the perpetrators

But is this indicative of the society of today? Despite what our governments tell us crime of all sorts is on the increase. Violent crimes involving weapons is no doubt on the up worldwide, we only hear titbits in the media. The wealthy are getting richer and the poor poorer. The widening gap between the classes is feulling the increase in crime and governments worldwide are doing little to address the situation and in the main are ignoring it. Incidents like this and the robberies of several Liverpool players house's recently for example must be brought to the attention of the powers that be so this issue can be tackled. Of course thousands of people are the victims of such crimes everyday, but the vast majority are Mr/Mrs Unknown to the public so these are not reported. Clearly something must be done. Rant over! :o[/quote']

Agree with the main agenda of your post but i do not think this robbery can be linked to the liverpool players roberies.In britain they are targeted crimes and attacks on the rich where the criminals know they can make a few quid.They are organised crimes.

What happened to Pele in brazil was not a case of the rich/poor divide it was just a case of him being in the wrong place at the wrong time.It's a way of life in the poverty stricken cities of brazil.These things go on all the time on the slum surrounded streets because the favella inhabitants need to survive and the vice industry in Brazil is booming.

What i'm saying is Brazil and Britain both have issues to be adressed but they are worlds apart and will take decades to sort.

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