Snapshot: Mesut Ozil Caught Smoking, Claims It ‘Was A Bet’

Chris Wright

1st, September 2011


By Chris Wright

A photograph has surfaced of Mesut Ozil huffing away on a cheeky tab while sunning himself aboard a yacht in Ibiza over the summer and, when taken to task by German daily BILD over being caught out with a filthy lung dart in his mouth, promptly gave the lamest excuse imaginable:

“I was on a yacht on vacation and so I didn’t notice I was being photographed. Nothing happened until the next day, when I got lots of texts and phone calls from friends.

“It was because I lost a bet and therefore only a one-time thing. I assure you: I do not smoke.”

Firstly, the lady in that photo could be any middle-aged, retired womens tennis pro. We’re not so sure that it’s even Ozil at all.

Secondly, if this ‘bet’ excuse is true and that is him in the picture, then young Mesut has surely got to begin asking himself: ‘should I really be hanging around on boats with grown men that still dare each other to smoke cigarettes?’


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  1. Montesquieu says:

    Players like Zidane smoked a lot, the anti-smoking culture hasn’t yet taken hold over Europe (as much as it has over in North America) so it’s not really that much of a surprise if he smokes.

  2. Dale says:

    I believe him. I lose a similar bet about twenty times a day.

  3. edgar says:

    Doing anything that relieves yourself in America is considered evil. The Americans are crazy like that. Once had a total ban on all alcohol and ended up a couple years later repealing that law because people still drank but because they where doing it illegally the government never got the tax money they would have received if alcohol was still legal. They do the same shit today with marijuana where countries like the Netherlands has learned that you can make a shit load of money on taxing weed.

  4. Montesquieu says:

    The culture of smoking has changed, thirty years ago people of all walks, social classes smoked cigarettes, with more people likely smoking than not. The health risks with tabacco use have been known since the 1960s. Now with the banning of smoking in public places in Canada almost a decade ago and most American cities, it has become a hassle to smoke outside and you now see more people quitting or trying to quit.

    The only group that continues to smoke as heavily as it did before, are those of the lower social class. Besides, you can’t say that tabacco curbing is the same as the alcohol prohibition. First off, the amount of illegal sale of tabacco is negligible. The only illegal tabacco you’re likely to find is the ersatz sold in ‘smoke shops’ on Native reserves, which have always been around. Second, the health scare is helping to curb the amount of young joining in.

  5. tom says:

    History lesson alert! Its comments guys, no one cares about your half arsed re-telling of the past.

    Most important is that Ozil appears to be on a boat full of near naked Turks. If there are bets on the go you know that situation ended in a big hairy gay orgy.

  6. COYS says:

    dales comment made me LOL

  7. deckard says:

    cruyff smoked like a chimney but is still widely regarded as the best player of all-time. put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  8. Markell says:

    Dude, footballers smoke. Deal with it. I was going to bring up Cruyff myself, the man smoked like an Oldsmobile.

    And I am an American, by the way.

  9. Ryan says:

    Why is it such a problem when footballers are caught smoking ? It is possible to have A smoke and not become addicted.

  10. barca says:

    thats a jeffery !

  11. Chris says:

    There is a lot of lounging…um…closeness going on there. Tom, the orgy looks to be relatively hairless…

  12. Eric says:

    I think it comes down to how society tries to see professional footballers as role models for our younger generations. And it was a slow news day I guess.

  13. Joe says:

    The bigger story here would be Ozil lounging around entangled between a lot of sweaty men in tiny shorts… has Ronaldo been putting thoughts in his head?

  14. nicko says:

    Who cares man. He’s on holiday probably pissed up and he fancys a cheeky cig.

  15. Dick van Kundt says:

    i agree. not a single bird in that picture. lets just hope a cigarette is all he smoked…

  16. AJ says:

    Definately a Jeffery!!

  17. Redmanmars says:

    Mesut Ozil on the Loveboat!

  18. njas2000 says:

    That’s wacky tabacky for sure! He looks mad gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  19. spannerama says:

    I’m surprised we didn’t get the whole “I did not inhale” thing.

  20. aliya khanna says:

    many footballers smoke even i guess kaka and ronaldo also smokes but theres nthng bad abt it men does it so if nornal faces have the ryt y won’t they have……:D

  21. unknow says:

    he is liing he was also smoking in vegeas nightclub so he lied take a look for you self he liing photo 5 he ling about bet

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