By Alan Duffy
Who Ate All The Pies indeed…
A fine striker in his time, and a winner of four Scudettos with Internazionale, Adriano Leite Ribeiro was always dazzled by the bright lights of the big city. Indeed, if it wasn’t for his penchant for partying, he could have gone on to become one of his country finest exports of recent times. Instead, his star has been dimming for some time, in direct correlation to his growing girth.
Now back at Corinthians in his home country, Adriano’s weight has become such a ‘big’ issue for his club, they have decided to lock him in his hotel room and only give him food okayed by the club’s medical staff. Desperate times call for desperate measures and all that.
Fabio Mahseredjian, Corinthians fitness (not fatness) trainer, said:
“In the hotel we have more control over him. He knows we’re trying to do the best for him. All of us are dedicated, but it depends on him. Weight loss comes only through diet: you cannot lose weight through physical activity alone.”
Fellow fatty Ronaldo presents Adriano with a big box of chocolates on his arrival at Corinthians
I see a reality TV show in the offing – Celebrity Footballer Fat Camp, with Adriano, Ronaldo, Frank Lampard et al fighting it out to become the biggest loser. (Actually to be fair to Frankie Lamps, I’ve never quite got the ‘Fat Frank’ taunts. He has always seemed quite trim to me. )