Why this ex-bodyguard and hotellier-turned-football club owner is the indisputable king of fashion, on and off the sports pitch
People say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but then again, those very same people say that clothes make the man. Until people make up their mind, Bturn will quickly go over one of the most bizarre appearances in Serbian football (which is a bizarre appearance in itself). Meet Ratko Butorovic, president of FC Vojvodina, better known as “Bata KanKan”.
If you see a picture of Bata wearing something non-provocative, you might think we are making a big deal out of nothing. But pictures like this one are rare:
On the other hand, pictures like this one offer a slightly better understanding of why this man came 6th on the Top ten insane football presidents by the famous whoateallthepiesblog. Only slightly better understanding, because 6th? Really, whoateallthepies blog? You don’t deserve that noble name.
The skill of not giving a single fuck is something that Bata has mastered to perfection. There’s something scary about it because by this point, he could get away with anything:
And we do mean anything.
It is rumored that Bata legally changed his last name from Butorovic to, get ready for this: Buturovic. Because, why the fuck not.
This is the closest you can get to a real-life Joker. It’s not only the clothes. Like Joker, Mr. KanKan in his own words, “never gets depressed.”
It may not seem like it at first glance, but everything he does follows a strict pattern. The pattern of not giving a damn about the universe around him.
Bata also admits he is a big fan of Wu-Tang Clan. Which seemed like a redundant thing to say, but needed to be said.
Contrasted with other football club owners, Bata’s, ehm, eccentricity becomes even more visible. If you stare at this photo long enough, you will manage to spot the other football club owner shaking hands with Bata:
The biggest mystery is how much inner strength is needed for the people around Bata to pretend like nothing is out of the ordinary when he’s around. But then again, nobody cares what minor characters in comics think.
The only photo Bata would not like you to see is this one. No fancy clothes, just a tracksuit, lying on the floor of his villa while getting arrested for allegedly fixing a football match. He was later released on “lack of evidence”.