Ezequiel Lavezzi is a very well paid man, but not a smart one
The Chinese Super League has more money than sense, and as a result, Ezequiel Lavezzi is currently the highest paid footballer in the world. Yes, that Ezequiel Lavezzi.
So it turns out Lavezzi is the highest paid player in world football. He takes home £41.5m per year…
Now, you would think that Lavezzi would just keep his head down and collect that money until they smarten up and give it to someone else, but, again, this is Ezequiel Lavezzi we’re talking about. And since he’s raking in far more than I am, I’ll let him explain the predicament for which he is now apologizing.
“Per the request of the Chinese Super League, we took the official photos for the season,” Lavezzi said in a statement issued on Sunday.
“We were given instructions by the official photographer and I was trying to make some interesting photos by making some funny faces, which would be used afterwards for entertainment purposes.”
Alright, well, that sounds like good clean fun. What could he have possibly done wrong?
This promotional image of Ezequiel Lavezzi
GOOD GOD, MAN! The Chinese Super League makes you the highest paid player in the world and this is what you do in an official photograph for the league?!? What is wrong with you?
“I had no intention of insulting the Chinese people and did not do it with any bad intentions,” the 32-year-old added.
“I’m very happy to be here as part of the Hebei club. I have had great time here with my team mates and it has been a great journey. Every Chinese person around me is friendly and I love my life here.
“I deeply apologise if this photo has offended the Chinese public and fans. I will be more careful in the future.”
After reading that apology, you’re probably asking yourself, “How could anyone be dumb enough to not realize that was a bad move?” And, one more time, I must remind you that we’re talking about Ezequiel Lavezzi here. When it comes to making smart decisions, he’s a perfect match for the Chinese Super League.
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