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Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest role: Football hooligan

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Speaking of soccer, comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play a British football thug in a new film, The Daily Mirror reports.

The movie will follow the duping-real-people format utilized in “Borat,” “Bruno” and “Da Ali G Show.”

While this new role might not sound all that scandalous to us Americans, the English paper calls it “his most vile and controversial character yet.”

Baron Cohen has spent the last few weeks in the northern section of the country researching the part, which will apparently involve throwing stuff at players and referees and acting like a narrow-minded cretin.

Somehow we think he’ll be able to pull it off.

In fact, the whole thing reminds us of another time Baron Cohen found himself in a stadium.

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