KICK OFF’s Confessions Of A Footballer! TJO!
KICK OFF Magazine has a monthly feature called “The Secret Footballer” where SA Soccer Players share stories anonymously and this month’s feature made me go TJO!
In this issue, one SA Footballer talks about girls and AIDS and I will share a few extracts from the article . He says:
” RIP Thabang Lebese. Sometimes when things like this happen, and someone brings it up at training and in the dressing room, you can hear it in the silence that we are all scared. We get caught up into thinking we’re invincible, often we won’t admit that we think we’re larger than life. But being a footballer is a lifestyle and nine times out of ten, players fall into the rock and roll vibe.
We like the expensive cars. We like the expensive clothes. And we love the girls. Love the groupie love. Sometimes, we just can’t help it. It’s like a drug – having dozens and dozens (and in certain cases, hundreds and thousands) of girls telling you how amazing you are, how much they want you, what they’re willing to do to be with you. Married, unmarried, girlfriend, no girlfriend … groupie love is there. I can call a girl and she knows exactly what I want from her, she gives it without a question, and gets what she wants in return – the satisfaction of being with a footballer.
We share girls. A teammate will show me a pic and brag about a girl he has just been with, but we all laugh because most of us have done her too. We know these girls just want a footballer, anyone, everyone. We know AIDS is real. We know they want to get pregnant with a player’s child in order to have a nice car and a nice house. We know they go to the papers because they want fame. “
Read the rest of the confession in the April issue with Teko on the cover. The article had my jaw on the floor and now I can’t wait to read more of these confessions.
Maybe we should play GUESS WHO and guess which player wrote this? They’ll stop talking if we bust them though so maybe not.