World Football Strange but True: Arsenal Players Use John Terry as Code Word
Ah, the life of a 22-year-old footballer: Money, fame, women and rib-splitting inside jokes.
Loyal Set Piece readers will forgive us if we're a bit heavy on the Wojciech Szczesny coverage today. It's just that this piece of odd news is way too good to pass up.
So, you ask, in what clever way have they been using their famous opponent's name as a code word?
British tabloid Metro reports:
The 22-year-old shot-stopper, who was giving an interview to the Polish version of Playboy, admitted the Blues skipper’s name acts as a code word when one of his team-mates wants to escape from an awkward situation with the opposite sex.
‘At Arsenal it [the name John Terry] is another word for an ugly girl,’ said Szczesny.
‘If there’s a girl around that we don’t really like, we use it as a smokescreen, as in: “Have you seen John Terry recently? He’s terrible. I recommend this, it really works.”’
Go on, you know you want to laugh.
Of course, this raises the very fair question: What could Szczesny mean in the Chelsea locker room?
Szczesny, as you might recall, was busted last year trying to use his Twitter to pick up an "aspiring glamour model." Szczesny had a girlfriend at the time.
And as you also might recall, Szczesny was spotted pretending to drink a beer during a game this past season.
Neither of those incidents could produce an inside joke quite as good as Arsenal's, though.
What do you say, readers? How would you co-opt Szczesny's name?
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