Ex-Newcastle Man Faustino Asprilla Launches Condom Company in Native Colombia

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterSeptember 25, 2014

17 Sep 1997:  Faustino Asprilla of Newcastle celebrates during the Champions League match against Barcelona at St James'' Park in Newcastle, England. Newcastle won the match 3-2. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive  Brunskill/Allsport
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Faustino Asprilla is launching an odd post-footballing career endeavour: condoms. 

Yes, the former Newcastle forward is making his foray into the safe-sex world by venturing into the condom business, hoping to prevent unplanned pregnancies in his native Colombia. 

The 44-year-old dubbed his condom line "Tino," and he has said they've already started production in China. 

Better yet, they'll even have a flavoured line. His recommended variety? Guava. 

"When I was growing up, we had a guava tree in our garden and that's a flavour and aroma that's very good for romancing," he told Colombian radio station La FM, according to Liam Prenderville of the Daily Mirror

He's no stranger to the sex business. Asprilla was once offered £7,000 to star in an adult film where his nickname "The Octopus" would take on new meaning.

He scored 18 goals for Newcastle between 1996 and 1998 before moving to Seria A side Parma