Next week, Brandish.tv will be looking at all things swimming. A tenuous link to football some may say. Well, you may be right; but what about this story…
World Cup hopefuls, Croatia were caught up in a surprise story that shocked the world of football. With the tournament under-way and all eyes on the pitch, a story leaked from the Croatian training base which took everyone by surprise.
In a bizarre incident, Croatian players have refused to talk to any reporters after pictures were published of the team bathing nude in the teams swimming pool.
Croatia coach, Niko Kovac was angered by the pictures and spoke on behalf of his team, insisting, ““I can’t force them to be at your disposal after what you have done to them and their families”.
It was said that two photographers hid in the bushes on the outskirts of the teams training base and photographed the players whilst in the swimming pool.
Kovac added, “How would you feel if someone took naked pictures of you? They are adamant that they won’t speak to you lot any more and I don’t know whether the silence will end tomorrow or last until the end of our World Cup campaign.
“I respect my players’ opinion and I also know that you have done a very professional job so far but you blew it with this one. The whole world has seen the photos.”
With the soaring temperatures in Brazil punching well above 30 degrees, it would seem that any team wanting to “cool off” with a “quick dip” should maybe reconsider.
By Oliver Baines | July 1st, 2014