Ex-Spurs star Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s keeping his kit on after denying porn star ambitions

Ex-Spurs star Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s keeping his kit on after denying porn star ambitions

BENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO had some explaining to do to his mum over Harry Redknapp’s claims he wants to be a porn star.

Birmingham boss Redknapp suggested he would like to sign the Cameroon international, who spent nine years at Tottenham, for his current club but claimed the player’s naked ambitions were a stumbling block.

But Assou-Ekotto has played the big man by laughing off the comments, even though he was left attempting to preserve his modesty after being alerted to the 70-year-old’s comments on Twitter.

‘From what I understood, it was in a show, Redknapp was asked about the players he would like to recruit. He talked about me, joked, and then he moved on,’ said the 33-year-old defender, who is a free agent after playing for Metz last season.

‘It made me laugh, but my mother discovered it this morning, Mother’s Day. She told me she would have preferred another gift.

‘It was just a joke, it’s not bad. What’s absurd is that we can take it seriously. As if I wanted to become a porn actor! It’s far too taboo.’

Redknapp had told the Spurs Show podcast: ‘What a good player. He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year,’ Redknapp had told the Spurs Show podcast.

‘The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a porn star. Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that.’

However, Assou-Ekotto pre-empted any unwanted attention on Twitter by saying: ‘What a story! Funny Harry! (And girls, don’t text me in private because I’m not going to be an actor in the porn industry. Sorry).’

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