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09th Apr 2020

Can Joe Exotic succeed with Hull City on Football Manager?

Reuben Pinder


If you have watched Netflix’s bizarre and brilliant documentary Tiger King, you will now be aware of a man called Joe Exotic. Real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, Exotic was an American zoo owner who was known for his flamboyant style and love of the spotlight.

Over the course of the series, we see inside his zoo and learn of his often irrational hatred of the self-styled animal rights campaigner Carole Baskin.

Baskin is the root of all evil in the world, according to Exotic, so much so that the phrase “Carole-fucking-Baskin” has become something of a meme in recent weeks.

Joe Exotic now sits in a US prison – watch the show to figure out why – but we decided that with no actual football taking place at the moment, the best course of action was to add him to Football Manager and see how good he is at management.

His team? The Hull City Tigers, of course. Can Joe Exotic become the Tiger King of Hull?