5 footballers’ scandals that shook the world
We all know that there is a price to pay when it comes to being famous – the lack of privacy. Having said that, one thing we know for sure if these famous footballers were to get in trouble, it’s definitely going to cause a media frenzy. So why would they even think about getting involved in such ridiculous incidents, right? Oh wells, the truth is – they did. Although some of them have decided to stay clean after admitting their mistakes, their scandals remain.
Here, we share with you 5 footballers’ sex scandals that shook the world:
Back in 2016, the former England player was jailed for six years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl. During the trial, he admitted that their first encounter was when the victim was only 14, as she would wait for him after matches to get his autograph. He began grooming her online before meeting her twice in his Range Rover, despite knowing she was 15. He then proceeded to have sex with her, just three weeks after his girlfriend Stacey Flounders gave birth to their daughter Ayla. If I were Stacey, I’d keep Ayla far, far away from Adam.
All thanks to the #MeToo movement, a 34-year-old teacher Kathryn Mayorga revealed to Der Speigel that she was once forced to have sex with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at a Las Vegas hotel back in 2009. Although the Portuguese footballer denied all accusations and claimed the sex was consensual, this is not the first time such scandal had emerged concerning him.
While still being married to Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, the English player raised a lot of eyebrows when he had four allegations of adultery. Since they both were super famous at the time, the scandal really stirred the world especially that they were married in 2006 and in just two years later, there were already rumours of him cheating on Cheryl! Guess the rumours turned out to be true because she then filed for divorce in 2010.
This is a classic case of breaking the Bro Code. Chelsea legend John Terry was involved in a huge scandal back in 2009 that eventually resulted in a broken friendship with teammate and pal, Wayne Bridge. Terry allegedly had an affair with Bridge’s ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel just moments after Wayne and Vanessa parted ways.
Yet another Ronaldo with a sex scandal, ey? In 2008, after the former Real Madrid player dropped off his girlfriend at her place, he then picked up three sex workers, booked a motel, just to find out that the sex workers were actually transvestites. One of the sex workers, Andreia Albertine, reported that the footballer threatened to hit him after discovering… well, unfamiliar genital parts. Serves him right for cheating on his girlfriend.