NEW YORK - A long form soccer masterpiece written by Carla Gutierrez about the shared soccer and political ties between the United States and Mexico was reportedly cut from 2500 words to 1000 words in order for the publishers of CORNER KICK magazine to squeeze in a really uninteresting info-graphic about David Beckham's hair, over the years.
"I'm not even remotely certain what I can cut," stated Ms. Gutierrez about the well researched and personally funded piece that intertwines the heart breaking, the informational and the comedic. "Everything in this piece ties to everything. This is going to destroy the story. I'm going to start losing the pace and emphasis of the piece just so they can talk about Beckham's cornrows."
The editors of CORNER KICK stated, "we appreciate the dedication that Carla put into this piece, but we really think this info-graphic is funny, space is limited and we need to ensure that the work of our great photoshoppers is rewarded."
Ms. Gutierrez already started an attempt to cut words from the piece while tearfully shaking her head at the preposterous last minute cut by her publishers. "I just don't understand how they could do this, but I don't have any other options. At least they haven't cut the amount they are paying for this piece. I need the $65 to pay for my cat's veterinary bill."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when CORNER KICK offers Ms. Gutierrez the option of cutting her piece down to 750 words if they publish the 1000 word story version on their website.