"BUCHAREST -- Romanian second division soccer club UT Arad sold a player in exchange for 15 kilograms of meat, local sport daily Pro Sport reported on Monday.
However, fourth division Regal Horia made a bad deal because defender Marius Cioara decided to end his footballing career and take off to Spain to find a job in agriculture or construction.
"We are upset because we lost twice -- firstly because we lost a good player and secondly because we lost our team's food for a whole week," a Regal Horia official was quoted as saying by the daily in its electronic edition."
Probably a good move, 'cause when your team ships you off for a hunk of beef, it may be an indication that it's time to hang up the cleats. Unless it's a hunk of Kobe beef, which is pretty tasty stuff from what I hear. Angus beef, not so much. Always tasted like high-school cafeteria mystery meat to me.