Op-Ed: Video of soccer star Ronaldinho masturbating leaked on YouTube
Soccer players are often known for behavior that doesn't portray the best image, but Brazil and Flamengo player Ronaldinho has taken that behavior to the next level, whether intended or not.
A webcam video of the 2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year masturbating in a bathroom was recently leaked onto YouTube, only to be taken down shortly afterwards due to its graphic content.
As expected, word quickly spread over the Internet and through the Brazilian press.
Flamengo manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo held a post-training press conference on Thursday, and it was obvious that the topic was unavoidable.
"This is a particular problem for Ronaldinho. I can not control what is on my player's computers," Luxemburgo
said, much to the amusement of those in attendance.
"The only thing I can do is [get] out of the way before this .... blows," Luxemburgo continued
. "Let me ask a question for you? Who saw the video of Ronaldinho? How big?"
It's unknown how the video made it from Ronaldinho's computer to the Internet, but one thing's for sure, the next meeting between him and Luxemburgo will certainly be interesting.
And if this situation isn't enough for the Brazilian superstar to digest, there has also been problems concerning his (and other Flamengo players') wages
. Not that he needs any more money.