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Football pundit loses bet, sees through promise to eat a rat

Eric di Meco’s comments about Cesar Azpilicueta have come back to haunt him.

FRENCH FOOTBALL PUNDIT Eric di Meco will be watching what he says in future after a throwaway comment had rather indigestible consequences.

Three years ago, when Spanish full back Cesar Azpilicueta joined di Meco’s old club Marseille, the then president Jean-Claude Dessier described the player as “Spain’s future right back”.

But di Meco, a former defender himself, scoffed at the suggestion and told listeners to radio station RMC: “If that happens I’ll eat a rat.”

Fast forward to 2013 and Azpilicueta, now established as Chelsea’s number one full back, recently made his debut for Spain.

And, to his credit, di Meco did not renege on his promise and duly devoured a coypu, a species of river rat, live on air…


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