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26 March 2017 09:03 (South Africa)

Benni McCarthy's weighty fines

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Benni McCarthy's weight issues have cost him a lot this year - in more ways than one. As well as being left out of the Bafana Bafana squad for the World Cup, he has been fined about £80,000 by his UK club, Westham, for failing to lose weight quickly enough, according to Britain's Daily Mail. Still, that's only two weeks' salary for him, so we're not convinced the stick approach will work. Perhaps dangling a couple of carrots in front of him, literally, might do the trick. Read more: Sport24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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