Footballers can come out with some of the strangest comments. Let’s check out two more of football’s most outspoken players!
Legendary ex-Brazil striker, Romario is another player who has had some amusing things to say. The player wore the jerseys of clubs such as Vasco da Gama, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Valencia, and Flamengo during his impressive career and he is considered to be one of the best strikers of all time.
Romario’s funny quotes usually took the form of one-liners like, “I’m like money, at the end of the day everybody quite likes me,” “There’s nothing I like more than football. Except for sex,” and “When I was born, God pointed to me and said ‘You’re the man’.”
The 1994 World Cup winner also claimed, without sarcasm, that he was a better player than Diego Maradona.
“Pele, Romario, and Maradona are the best players in the history of football. Pele is the undisputed number one for me – and I’m next. I have done much more than Maradona. I have won more titles and have scored a lot more goals,” Romario said to TV Esporte Interativo.
Frenchman and ex-Manchester United midfielder Eric Cantona’s funny quotes were usually quite philosophical. His most famous of all took place in the aftermath of his kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace supporter.
Following the assault at Selhurst Park, the Manchester Utd number seven was disciplined and given community service as part of his punishment. Thrown to the media the moody star sat silently through the press conference as club officials kept reporters up to date with the development of the massive story.
Then Cantona spoke and uttered his most famous quote:
“When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea,” he said darkly before walking out of the press conference.