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Extra Time: San Lorenzo play in Pope shirts

Extra Time: San Lorenzo play in Pope shirts

Camiseta San Lorenzo con imagen del Papa / Sitio web oficial de San Lorenzo

The Argentine club wore kits adorned with the face of Francis I for their win over Colon, breaking Fifa regulations in the process

San Lorenzo have risked the wrath of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) after putting a picture of the new Pope, Francis I, on their shirt for their 1-0 win over Colon.

Fifa rules forbid clubs from having any political or religious comment on playing equipment, which encompasses shirts.

But the club went ahead and left the photo of the new Pope smiling and waving above on their kit for their game on Saturday, which featured its own bit of 'divine intervention' when Ruben Ramirez headed into his own net to give the visitors the victory.

The Holy Father, who prior to being elected as the new leader of the Catholic Church on Wednesday went by the name of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is from Buenos Aires in Argentina and is a long-time fan of San Lorenzo.

Pope Francis joins the Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen among the legion of famous fans of San Lorenzo, who are coincidentally nicknamed the Saints.

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