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The Man Who Captured Muammar Gaddafi Was Wearing A Yankees Cap

The biggest world news of the morning: former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and reportedly killed by rebel fighters. Though the Gaddafi regime was already effectively over, his death is still a momentous event considering the power he wielded over the nation for four decades. We’re not here to talk about the implications of Gaddafi’s death, though: we’re here to talk about the guy credited with capturing him, Mohammed al-Bibi…and specifically, what he wore on his head:

Yes…a Yankees cap. A camo Yankees cap, it appears, but a Yankees cap all the same. Pretty good publicity (and of course, if there’s one thing the Yankees need, it’s publicity). Oh, and al-Bibi’s also brandishing a golden pistol he took from the former ruler – Gaddafi had a thing for golden guns, which is really a perfect crazy dictator quirk.

A class=”related-post” href=”http://www.sportsgrid.com/mlb/new-york-post-gaddafi-a-rod-cover/”>RELATED: The New York Post had its fun with al-Bibi’s choice in headgear. Oh, it had its fun.

You can see the video from which we took the above screengrab here, and below is a report on al-Bibi aired earlier today on BBC. We still can’t get over the Yankees cap – we didn’t exactly expect the Arab Spring to generate much of a sports angle, but here we are. Sure, the Yankees aren’t in the World Series, but one need look no further than al-Bibi’s head to see just how wide the team’s reach really is.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WT5WVXQCNZMDRC35TQMVV4QNA Stoney81

    That Yankess cap means nothing; I bet he doesn’t even know what it means or the first thing about baseball…it’s a trend overseas to wear things that say America, USA, or NY on them just like it’s trendy to wear Aeropostale or other certain brands.  Trust me, at least when I was in Wales in ’03 and ’05 there was ZERO interest in any American sports just like most Americans have zero interest in soccer/football.

  • Anonymous

    It may well be true that the guy couldn’t care less about the Yankees (clearly, he’s had some other things on his mind, like dictator-toppling), but it still shows the power of the brand if that logo is being worn around the world…whether people care what the logo means or not.

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