â†µWhat you are about to read will change nothing you likely already think about Italian soccer. Andrea Vasa plays for lower-rank squad Brera in Milan, putting him somewhere in the minor leagues of soccer notoriety. He also lives in the front window of fashion designer Dirk Bikkemberg's new mega-boutique department store in a three-story luxury apartment with 15 windows through which any passersby can watch him like a fish in an aquarium. â†µ
â†µThe deal isn't bad: Vasa has a new Porsche 911 he can park in the store, all the free Dirk Bikekmbergerwafflepantswhatever gear he can handle, and he pays no rent on the space. The downside is that anyone can barge on in at anytime during store hours as part of the store's attempt to give the customer absolute access to "the footballer's life," and Vasa has no control over when they decide to roam through his space, even if he happens to be showering or indisposed in the bathroom at the time. â†µâ†µ
â†µThe exhibit seems to be pretty popular, especially with the ladies who are admiring the consumer goods, and certainly not an attractive soccer player whose hobbies include "hanging around in his underwear" and "hanging around in his underwear." The idea is sure to spread, though. Minneapolis shoppers, let's just apologize for the nation of Italy in advance; when you see Jared Allen butchering a deer in the window of a downtown Target in his hunting long johns this fall, you'll know who to blame for the nightmare visuals seared into your brain afterward. And they really didn't intend for it to get this far out of control. â†µâ†µ
â†µArtist's rendering of Allen living in a Target, after the jump. â†µâ†µ
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