Last month it emerged that Mathieu Flamini was more than a pointy midfielder. In fact, he was an investor in a company which might just save the world.
GF Biomedical is the first in the world to mass produce Levulinic Acid; a substance that can apparently replace oil in all its forms. Soon, the world will be a cleaner, more environmentally friendly place, and Flamini will control 98% of the wealth.
Being brutally honest, we reckon he’s going to become some kind of power-mad despot, but in the meantime he’s been nominated for an award by NME.
In their very first ‘People of the year’ awards, he’s been put up against the likes of Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Noel Gallagher, JJ Abrams and … er … The Libertines, with the editor of the magazine saying, “The selection process was fraught and heated, and involved a series of intense meetings that would make the papal election procedure look snappy.
“But we got there in the end, and the 12 people on the list are all influential and inspiring modern day heroes.”
The full list can be found here.
Flamini has won Serie A with AC Milan, and some FA Cups with Arsenal, but a prestigious gong from the New Musical Express would certainly be the highlight of his career so far.