Pierre Narcisse saves a ram in Kalmykia

Few people know that Pierre Narcisse, who died at the age of 45 in intensive care, was not only a popular performer, but a caring and vulnerable footballer.

In May 2008 in Elista, Pierre Narcisse was given a live ram as a prize. Pierre was delighted, and asked what this meant according to Kalmyk customs, and what he should do with the ram. It was explained to him that the ram emphasized Pierre's status as the most honoured guest, who shall take the ram to the place where it will be slaughtered and roasted on fire.

The impressionable Pierre grabbed the ram, dragged it to his room and went home only after Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave the word of the President that the ram would live to old age and die a natural death.