Sol Campbell, and a team of “big boned” footballers

One of the “unflattering” pictures


In a stunning homage to the 17th century idiom about pots and kettles, the chubby men of Newcastle thought that they’d label Sol Campbell “fat belly” for a joke.

Only now, as is generally the way with sensitive Sol, it’s been taken in absolutely the wrong way, and he left a seething message for these perceived naysayers via an interview with the popular webiste, Soccernet:

“It’s pathetic.”

“I had been training for three days – just three days! I am three weeks behind everyone else in pre-season.”

“Don’t they know I have just got married and been on honeymoon?”

Of course, far be it for The Spoiler to suggest that a honeymoon might involve fat burning exercises.

The defender went on:

“I accept that the picture wasn’t flattering, and I do need to catch up on my level of fitness, but the training kit was not very flattering, and showed up all sorts of things.”

Indeed. And with that in mind, here is a team made up of footballers who found a simple football kit equally unflattering. Feel free to name your own in the comments section.


Goalkeeper: Neville Southall

Defenders: Paul McGrath, Neil Ruddock, Sol Campbell

Midfield: Ronaldinho, Tomas Brolin, Jan Molby, Matt Le Tissier, Andy Reid

Forwards: Ronaldo, Micky Quinn

No do yours.

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