NEW YORK - Every four year soccer fan David Heinze stated that despite previously having indicated that he has German heritage, he ALSO has Argentine heritage... on his mom's side of the family.
"Yes, primarily my father's side of the Heinze family comes from Bavaria," stated Heinze to The Nutmeg News. "However, completely coincidentally and totally unrelated to the events of today, my mother's family comes from Córdoba, Argentina."
Friends say that they find it suspicious that Heinze didn't bother to bring this up until roughly 5 minutes ago, but they accepted his transition into an Albiceleste ultra with measured patience as Heinze moved a picture of Lionel Messi into the living room of his apartment and emerged from his bedroom with a never worn Argentina training top.
"It's important for me to display my heritage during this World Cup," stated Heinze. "I'm not just a German fan, but I feel strongly connected to that side of the family that I've never met who decided to leave Argentina over 150 years ago."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Heinze investigates his family tree on Ancestry.com to find out if he also has a distant Brazilian grandfather, just in case.