Blame it on the burger
A UAE football player has attributed the team’s loss in a World Cup qualifying match to eating bad food.
June 11, 2009 2:55 by Aarti Nagraj
The UAE’s latest qualifying game for the football World Cup next year ended with a 1-0 defeat to Iran on Wednesday. And according to Saleh Obaid, a defender in the team, the reason was that the players ate fast-food meals twice daily leading up to matches, reports The National.
“We didn’t eat good, we didn’t sleep good,” he said. “You know what we eat for dinner and lunch? Professional players – what kind of food do you think?” asked Obaid. “We eat from McDonald’s. Everyone eats from McDonald’s. No good food.”
Incidentally, McDonald’s is one of the official sponsors of the Fifa World Cup tournament. We doubt that the fast food giant will particularly care for the endorsement of a team that has lost seven qualifying games out of eight.