Patrice Evra is not known as an officianado of the 1930s ‘Bodyline’ cricket tour to Australia but the Frenchman is keen to borrow from blood and iron methods of the past. Whereas English wicketkeeper Les Ames famously packed raw steak into his gloves, Evra prefers his meat a bit lighter. Always the professional, perhaps Evra’s on a diet?
“I was putting a chicken down there as protection. Seriously I swear it’s true. When the doctor saw that technique he said ‘what are you doing?’ But it helped me a lot,” said the former-Monaco full-back of his technique to prevent further injury after a gashed foot.
“I couldn’t feel the ball too much but it protected me a lot. I played one month with meat in my boots. The funny thing is, after the game, the meat was cooked. Not ready to eat, but a little bit cooked.”
Now Rant isn’t a Michelin critic but it’s probably safer to stay away from any future Evra dining establishments. Bon appetite, Patrice!