Day­light Ribery in ¤1,000 golden steak

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer - Mary Han­ni­gan

True, we’re only a week in to Jan­uary, but if you saw Franck Ribery emot­ing last week you’d surely agree that we al­ready have our Out­burst of the Year? Lest you missed it, the gist was that the Bay­ern Mu­nich man posted a video of him­self wel­com­ing in 2019 in a Dubai restau­rant owned by Nus­ret Gokce, the rather fa­mous Turk­ish chef bet­ter known as Salt Bae. What did Ribery have to eat? Spag Bol? Did he ‘eck – he had a gold-cov­ered steak. And which one of us hasn’t?

The is­sue with this par­tic­u­lar steak is that it costs over ¤1,000, (‘Day­light Ribery!’, as the Sun so ex­pertly com­mented), all of which re­sulted in the player get­ting quite a bit of crit­i­cism for be­ing a touch on the flashy side. His re­sponse? Make sure you’re sit­ting down. “For 2019, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s . . . be­gin­ning with the en­vi­ous, the an­gry, those only born be­cause of a bro­ken con­dom: **** your moth­ers, your grand­moth­ers and even your fam­ily tree. I owe you noth­ing, my suc­cess is thanks to God, to me and my loved ones who be­lieved in me. For oth­ers, you were only peb­bles in my socks!” And with that, Ribery’s steak be­came even more costly – Bay­ern sport­ing direc­tor Hasan Sal­i­hamidzic con­firmed he had been heav­ily fined. Enough to give the fella in­di­ges­tion.

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