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Nolberto Solano Loses His Mind

Footballers can do stupid things sometimes. Former West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa midfielder Nolberto Solano — who is currently without a club after being released by the Hammers — was pictured this week on the cover of the most-read Peruvian sports daily in the build-up to their match against Uruguay.

Solano is pictured pointing a gun at the Uruguay shirt. The picture didn’t help bolster Peru’s chances. Solano’s team lost 6-0 to Uruguay with former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan scoring a hat-trick.

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12 Responses to Nolberto Solano Loses His Mind

  1. Kartik says:

    Peru needs something. Right now they are pathetically desperate shape.

  2. davila says:

    i’m embarassed to be a american/peruvian… Peru footbal is dead because of the greedy, corupt directors

  3. FIO says:

    Nolberto Solano is a good peruvian footballer, however pointing a gun at the Uruguay shirt was really stupid.

  4. Flaco says:

    It’s a gimmick for chrissakes. Solano has always been an even-tempered and respectful guy.

  5. newalan9 says:

    Its not a professnial way….but i hope his intention was just only for fun. coz he had never shown things like this in the past.

  6. leo says:

    wor nobby who is a geordie by the way, adopted i might add, he would not do such a thing in any malace something must have been asked of him, as someone has said, a gimic

  7. pao says:

    aguante uruguay!!!
    le ganamos 6 a cero!!!esa vez asi q sh!

  8. JoeX says:

    The right name of this player is NORBERTO, NoRberto, noRberto, NOrBERTO

  9. The Gaffer says:

    Joe, it is Nolberto, not Norberto. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolberto_Solano

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  10. Phil McThomas says:

    There's a fella holding the shirt up in the picture (you can see his hands and legs).

    I wonder if he was bricking it, what with a gun pointed to his chest and all.

  11. peruano says:

    he is just old and stupid

  12. Deano says:

    that picture is photoshopped…idiots.

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