Unfortunately for all concerned, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has moved to address recent speculation that he’s intent on giving up professional football in favour of becoming a pornstar.
The spurious reports stem from a quote given in jest by Harry Redknapp, who claimed his attempt to sign Assou-Ekotto for Birmingham City was hindered by the fact that the former Tottenham left-back was “more interested” in making the move into adult entertainment.
The only trouble (with the Assou-Ekotto transfer) is that he’s admitted he wants to be a pornstar.
Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that.
However, Assou-Ekotto himself has refuted Arry’s gibbering, issuing a mini-statement to the contrary via his official Twitter account.
— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) May 28, 2017
The 33-year-old Cameroonian, who spent last season playing with Metz in Ligue 1, said:
Sorry, but I’m not going to be a porno star next season hopefully, as I still play and enjoy football.
What a story! Funny Harry!
(And girls, don’t text me in private because I’m not going to be an actor in the porn industry. Sorry).
Seems pretty definitive to us, though at the very least we’ll always have the two immaculate headlines this little yarn has generated.