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Sex, Drugs and Soccer by Maarten Bax is a collection on insider gossip on the darker, notorious side of soccer super stardom. With stories on the greatest, most famous bad boys of recent years, Sex, Drugs and Soccer is a fun read with short chapters on some of the most intriguing players on the planet. Their antics, affairs, bust-ups and controversial behavior are all humorously described with chapters on Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Ronaldo, David Beckham, Balotelli, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. and even Paul Breitner –as well as several more iconic pros.
So, what are the bits most worth gossiping about? The glamorous pros and their antics, of course. From great one liners that you don’t want your kids to read … such as
I don’t want to be an example to others,” Paul Breitner or “I think people hate me because they’re jealous,” David Beckham.
Or insider tales of sex with a stream of fashion models or gaming addictions with bets totally over $1.7 million dollars … and, there are also cute stories about breaking the law by smuggling two dogs into the country in a helicopter, flying so low to avoid radar detection — yes, this book has it all.
Then, there are the profound insights on what makes a soccer star successful such as losing the hunger that got you the Rolex, the cars and the mansion.
As the publisher Aerial Media Company says, “Playing soccer may be an absolutely marvelous pastime, but gabbing about it is often just as much fun.” In short: they like to do what God forbids. From Maradona to George Best and from Romário to Edgar Davids, the media just love these guys.
This is a book for the soccer fan who wants to have something to talk about with his or her friends in the pub after the match or when on vacation. The author, Maarten Bax, has been a sports journalist for 25 years and he has met many of these bad boys personally.
Amazon link – Fun summer reading!