Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa Fined for Showing Up to Training Overweight

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJuly 18, 2014


Hatem Ben Arfa didn't make the trip to Brazil with France's World Cup squad—and it shows. 

According to Le Parisien (h/t Daily Mail), the French playmaker was fined by Newcastle upon reporting for camp because of his bloated gut. 

Per the Mail, he was hit with a £1,600 fine by Alan Pardew for showing up to camp overweight. 

Quite a hefty price for his hefty waistline. 

[Twitter, h/t Daily Mail