Iran Prez Slams 'Decadent' Octopus

Pampered Paul Nonplussed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2010 2:45 AM CDT
Iran Prez Slams 'Decadent' Octopus
Octopus oracle Paul's correct prediction of the World Cup Final winner evidently failed to impress Ahmadinejad.   (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)

(Newser) – Paul the "psychic" octopus has already ticked off nations whose World Cup defeats he predicted, but now he's got a new enemy: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian leader has denounced the octopus in several recent speeches, accusing him of being a symbol of decadence and of "western propaganda and superstition," the Telegraph reports. No comment as yet from the pampered Paul or his new agent. (Read more Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stories.)

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