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Austrian Journo Dresses Up as Mozart for Super Bowl Media Day

PhillipHajszanPicThis is not a Sacha Baron Cohen movie-project update.

Rather, we’re here to let you know that one Phillip Hajszan (pictured) is today making stateside headlines for having dressed up, at Super Bowl Media Day, as a guy who could diagram an intricate symphony. We’re not trying to be mean; but perhaps this desperate fourth-and-wrong ploy was designed to improve the quantity and quality of the Austrian journalist’s personal-account Twitter followers. From a USA TODAY write-up:

In his white wig, many mistook Hajszan for Benjamin Franklin. “That is what people keep saying. I say, no, I’m Mozart, Mozart, Mozart!” said Hajszan, who came to Media Day last year garbed in Austrian lederhosen.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria.

Sorry, Mr. Austrian Reporter. Even if there was, along with the birthday week tie-in, documentation of a Mozart tag-football scrum vs. a squad led by Salieri, this was lame, lame, LAME! His bosses at PULS4 Sport should be ashamed, unless they were kept in the dark.

[Image courtesy: PULS4 Sport]

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