By Chris Wright
“And finally, monsieur, a wafer–thin mint”
According to this morning’s Daily Mail, West Ham’s portly striker Benni McCarthy has now seen his ‘fat fines’ breach the £200,000 barrier after having his wages docked for a fifth time for failing to meet the club’s 2.2lb weekly weight loss target.
After weighing in at a meaty 15st at the start of ther season, McCarthy was told that he would have to reach 13st 5lb before he would be considered for first-team duties again.
The South African eventually reached his target weight in October, but has now been omitted from West Ham’s