He’s so detestable, he’s loveable!

That Darned Bobby Fischer!

Metro Pulse/News of the Weird

Controversial former chess champion Bobby Fischer, who fled to Japan to avoid U.S. visa-violation charges, and who is smarting from a recent Time magazine description of him as something less than a babe magnet, defended his virility to a Mainichi Daily News reporter in October by pointing out that he wears “size 14 wide shoes. Just keep that in mind when [they] say I’m not a dreamboat.” After recounting an episode at a hot spring nude bath in Japan in which two fellow customers seemed in awe of his “size,” Fischer then accused Americans of having persuaded Japanese authorities to lock him up in a facility close to a nuclear plant so that the U.S. government can “make me impotent.”

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