City striker Balotelli latest entrant in 'scoring' team

Apr 05, 2012, 11:49 IST | Agencies

A day after Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli admitted to having an affair with a prostitute, MiD DAY enlists other high profile footballers, who have also scored on the...SHAME TEAM!

Manchester City’s flagging bid for an English Premier League title was further undermined by their maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who prostitute Jenny Thompson.

Incidentally, Thomson is the same escort, who claimed to have previously had an affair with Manchester United star Wayne Rooney prior to England’s shambolic 2010 World Cup campaign.

In trouble again: Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Pics/AFP

Balotelli, who was chided by his manager, Roberto Mancini, following an on-field bust-up with teammate Aleksandar Kolarov during last weekend’s damaging 3-3 draw against Sunderland, revealed that he had a “brief involvement” with prostitute Jenny Thompson but withheld the details of when the relationship took place and for how long it lasted.

Jennifer Thompson. Pic courtesy: 

The forward’s agent, Mino Raiola, conceded that his client, who is currently dating Italian model Raffaella Fico, was a “young and impulsive football player who has been targeted by a number of women looking to make money from him”. He added: “We therefore wish to confirm that Mario has had a brief involvement with Miss Jennifer Thompson. “

Franck Ribery

Mario prefers to admit what has happened and refused any means to try to keep the matter silent and will deal with any consequences his actions bring in the way of public attention. However, he prefers to deal with his personal life in private and had told those close to him about this situation prior to it becoming public.”  

Four players of the French national team — Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, Sidney Govou and Hatem Ben were accused of being involved in sexual activities with a prostitution ring at Paris nightclub that supplied under-age girls.

Karim Benzema

It was reported that two of the players were questioned as witnesses in the case. Ribery was questioned by the police later and during an inquest he is later is said to have to the investigators that he had indeed had sex with an under-age prostitute Zahia Dehar, but claimed he did not know she was under-age. Ribery, was said to have flown the young French Moroccan Dehar to a hotel in Germany, where he is currently a winger for Bayern Munich. Police also claimed he paid her up to £2,000 for sex.

Wayne Rooney

Later, Dehar said she “loved” all the French players. She said that Ribery, Benzema, and Govou 30, had all treated her “with utter respect” and that they be left alone. Dehar informed investigating officers that she had £2,000-a-night sex with all three players and that she had even celebrated her 18th birthday.

Sidney Govou

Both Ribery and Dehar have moved on since the incident. The star footballer is currently doing duty for Bayern Munich in the Champions League while Dehar is a well known fashion designer having made her debut with a lingerie line in Paris in January.

England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was reported to have had sex with prostitute Jennifer Thompson a number of times in 2009 when his wife Coleen was pregnant with their son Kai.

Prostitute-turned-designer Zahia Dehar

Another prostitute Helen Wood claimed Rooney paid £1,000 for a threesome with her and Thompson in a Manchester hotel when Coleen was five months pregnant. Rooney was reportedly distraught with reports claiming Coleen was all set to end their marriage, but that didn’t happen. 

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