Barack Obama “pinching a loaf” is a best selling figurine!
is a best-seller ANANOVA
Tiny plastic figures of
Barack Obama and Gordon
Brown relieving themselves
in public have become
They are among a host of politicians,
sports stars and celebrities to be
given the dubious honour of
being turned into a ‘caganer’.
Catalonians traditionally celebrate
Christmas by placing a caganer,
which translates as pooper,
in a nativity scene.
People find it fun to try to spot
the tiny defecating figures which
are supposed to bring prosperity
and a good harvest.
Traditionally, caganers would be
small bearded men in full Catalan
costume but these days,
it’s more likely to be a celebrity.
Last year, Barcelona footballer
Thierry Henry was the most
popular figure sold.
But this year, internet orders
from the rest of the world,
especially the US,
have made Barack Obama
Others immortalised into the
mini figures include Mr Brown,
French President Nicolas Sarkozy
and wife Carla Bruni,
plus Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal.