Saudi cleric calls on FIFA to ban sign of cross, Twitter fires back immediately

Mohammed Alarefe boasts 17.5 million Twitter followers, which, though impressive, is unlikely to hold any sway with FIFA’s elite. “I’ve seen video clips of athletes, soccer players running, shooting and when they win they make the symbol of the cross on their chests and my question is do FIFA’s rules not forbid this,” he tweeted.

Putin performs tunes on piano during intl forum in China (VIDEO)

When Putin arrived at the official residence of Chinese President Xi Jinping, he was apparently so captivated by a black grand piano that he immediately sat down at the instrument. First, he played Moskovskie Okna (Moscow Windows), which is considered the Russian capital’s unofficial anthem.