‘GRAND WARLOCK’ CASTS SPELL TO HELP MEXICO
WITH the help of two priestesses and a rain stick shaped like an ancient Mesoamerican god, Mexico’s “Grand Warlock” cast a spell to help the nation at the World Cup. Antonio Vazquez – better known as
a soothsayer famed for his annual predictions on politics and the news – invoked the plumed serpent god Quetzalcoatl, worshipped by the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian peoples, to get the Mexican national team to at least the quarterfinals in Russia. “Give me all your force and power to break through heaven’s doors, let Mexico reach the fifth match. Quetzalcoatl, let it be so,” he said, his long white beard standing out against his green Mexico jersey.