Is this the strangest team photo since 'that' Manchester United one?

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Mexican side Atletico Celaya took the opportunity to protest against unpaid wages in their recent match against CF Merida.

The Mexican second division side have not been paid for the past two months and therefore decided to do something about it during their pre-match team photo. They posed for the picture with paper bags over their heads and had drawn  dollar signs on the bags and written slogans such as "Paga me" which translates as pay me.

It is certainly a unique way of protesting over unpaid wages and has caught the eye of the media which has seen the photo published around the world.

It also created quite an intimidating picture with the footballers looking rather threatening with bags covering their faces with just eye holes cut out. Whether it will have any impact on the unpaid salaries remains to be seen but the club is surely under pressure to do something. Who knows what stunt the players might pull off next time round.

The photo brings back memories of another team photo stunt as alluded to in the above tweet. In 2001 before a Champions League match with Bayern Munich an imposter appeared alongside the Manchester United team for a team photo. It was unbelievable how he had managed to escape all security and stand alongside Andy Cole for the team photo.  

The man was revealed as Karl Power after a nationwide media manhunt. He said that he had planned it for two years and later went on to commit similar stunts with the English Cricket team and at the British Grand Prix.


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