El Hadji Diouf looks set to play out the rest of his career in the Malaysian Premier League with Sabah FA, in what can only be described as one last paycheck for the two-time African Player of the Year.
The former Liverpool and Senegal attacker constantly found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons – so there is one thing he should bear in mind before making this latest move.
Spitting is a criminal offence in Malaysia, with a $5,000 fine for repeat offenders. And with his track record, moving to the country could make Diouf a poor man.
Back in 2003, Diouf admitted to spitting at Celtic fans in the 87th minute of Liverpool’s UEFA Cup fixture at Parkhead. And that was the start of his saliva-based strife.
While at Bolton, Diouf spat at an 11-year-old Middlesbrough fan before spitting in the face of Portsmouth player Arjan de Zeeuw in the same season.
Lastly, Gary Taylor-Fletcher claimed Diouf spat at Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks while at Leeds. Charming. Mind you, this is the guy who saw red for this obscene act a few weeks later – Mirror