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

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJuly 18, 2014

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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

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