Some people will never lose on a bet, but when you’re former Marseille defender Eric Di Meco, you may have to think twice before stating that you’ll eat a rat, literally.
It all started in 2010, when right back Cesar Azpilicueta signed with Marseille from Osasuna, the club’s president at the time, Jean-Claude Dassier, declared Azpilicueta “the future right full back of the Spanish national team.”
Di Meco wasn’t impressed, and was confident enough in his assessment of the defender that he declared, “if that happens, I’ll eat a rat.”
Since then, Azpilicueta has moved to Chelsea and made his debut with the Spanish national team. He started against Uruguay, and played all 90 minutes in Spain’s 3-1 win back in February.
So, Di Meco kept his word, and ate a rat on live radio while the video cameras rolled. At least he had a glass of wine nearby to wash it down.
It’s amazing that Di Meco kept true to his word after losing to the bet, because there are few people that would eat this type of rat from a dirty river.