The Peruvian soccer player Osama bin Laden grabbed world headlines and gained wide fame, not because of his high skills but because of his name and the name of his brother Saddam Hussein.
The British newspaper “The Sun” shed light on this 18-year-old player, who plays for Union Comercio, a second-division team in Peru.
The newspaper reported that the player said he had considered changing his name, but has now retreated, and he liked it after it had made him so famous.
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Osama bin Laden, a Peruvian, said that he was born on the seventh of October 2002, when the name Osama bin Laden was the main headline in all the media in the world after the attack on the American Towers, in what was known as the “September 11th” events, which prompted his father To give it this name.
He added that despite the strangeness of the name – especially in his country, Peru -, it seems natural to him, stressing that he got used to it, especially since his father called his brother Saddam Hussein, and he intended to name the third child George Bush, but she came as a girl.
The player pointed out that there is a person named Hitler also in Peru, stressing that there are no laws banning some names.