Serbia Wants Action Movie Don Steven Seagal To Train Its Police

by : Tom Percival on : 02 Dec 2015 11:08

Steven Seagal is used to kicking arse on the silver screen with his incredible kung-fu moves, but now the Serbian government wants him to share his secrets.


Serbian officials have bizarrely offered the veteran action star the job of training Serbian special police forces in Aikido, his trademark martial art.

The mayor of Belgrade, Sinisa Mali, said after meeting Seagal: “When you have such a famous star coming to Serbia, who loves our country and our people, our desire is to have him back again.”

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Seagal has been visiting the Serbian capital of Belgrade and has had the red carpet rolled out for him during his visit, including meeting the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and the country’s pro-Russian president, Tomislav Nikolic.


While in the capital, Seagal received an award for his humanitarian work, from the Belgrade-based Brothers Karic Foundation and said he was proud to get the same honour that Putin once did.

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Seagal’s one of a number of western celebrities whose praised Russian President Vladimir Putin despite frosty diplomatic relations between Moscow and the West.

We’re not sure when Seagal will time to train up the Serbian Police, but crime stats are probably about to take a nose dive if police are round-housing thugs.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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