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Damn these Cats

It was only a matter of time, right?

This past weekend, a Monterrey goalie was arrested for his involvement in a kidnapping ring. Since he’s a soccer player and walked around in the 1 percent circles, his role seems to have been to identify possible targets—la crema de sociedad.

I know what the normal reaction should be to something like this — shock, dismay, horror, outrage, a call to indict each and every member with power who could have had a hand in stemming this plague on Mexican society.

Yeah, not really my reaction. You tell me what should surprise me more:

The fact that I wasn’t fazed because kidnappings are so routine in Mexico that I no longer blink when it’s on the nightly news.

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The fact that as I watched the news conference parading those arrested, I said to myself, Damn, he’s hot. Then, I said outloud to my mother, ¡que guapo El pinche Gato!

Mom laughed, laughed and laughed some more. Then, stopped laughing long enough to catch her breath and agree with me.

And that’s all the consensus I needed. So without further ado, here’s another entry into the Hot Mexican Goalie List (with an asterisk for his naughty behavior).

Omar “El Gato” Ortiz*


PHOTOS: Omar “El Gato” Ortiz in the Mexican perp walk and on the field.

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