Carles Puyol, the captain of FC Barcelona (and scorer of that bullet header against Germany in the World Cup) has embraced SOCIAL MEDIA~! like few others. In short, he’s putting his retirement age on the line, leaving it entirely up to his Facebook fans.
The deal is that his Facebook page has just over 21,000 fans. He has told a friend that if the page reaches 250,000 fans he will put off retirement till he turn 40. (He’s 32 right now.)
Does the man have eight years left in him? I don’t know, but the best years of his career have been the most recent years—the man is a beast.
So yeah, professional athlete leaves his retirement in the hands of his Facebook friends.