If there’s one thing British soccer players are known for (besides poor dental hygiene and choking under pressure), it’s the popular “No Sleeping With Each Other’s Wives” mantra that they rehearse every four years while watching other, more talented countries play for the World Cup title. Now that mantra has apparently been compromised thanks to a French underwear model and a loose definition of the word "scumbag."
John Terry, the captain of both Chelsea (which functions as Europe's answer to the New York Yankees and George Lucas movies) and the English national team has apparently been sleeping with Paris-based lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel for quite some time.
Not exactly shocking news that an athlete is screwing around with a possibly literate girl who gets paid to hang out half-naked, right?
But here’s where things get interesting.
Terry’s “best mate” and fellow English soccer star Wayne Bridge (the guy whose girlfriend Terry was nailing) was expected to be named as a member of the national team (which Terry is captaining) for the 2010 World Cup.
However, after the scandal broke, there is a growing sentiment that putting Bridge on the squad could hurt the team’s chances. You know, since sitting in a locker room with a guy who screwed your girlfriend can get sort of awkward.
The final roster is expected to be announced soon, meaning that there’s a possibility that Bridge will be asked to stay home and pick up the pieces of his shattered life because the captain of the team repeatedly nailed his wife and doesn't want him there.
Oh, and the icing on the cake. Just after news of the affair broke, Terry was named England’s “Dad of the Year.”
His wife was unavailable for comment.
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