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Cole the 'Ketchup Guy' defied Capello's ban
December 15th, 2009 7:01AM
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[OFF THE POST]England forward Carlton Cole admitted that he couldn't cope with Coach Fabio Capello's strict diet rules and smuggled ketchup -- which the Italian boss banned in addition to fried food and sweets -- into team meals. "Fabio is a disciplinarian," Cole told The Sun. "You need to live by his rules or you will not be involved. But I didn't know how strict the diet was. I was dying. I needed something on my pasta. So on our next trip I took a little sachet. I'll stick to the rules from now on - but I am the ketchup guy."

Upon taking the England job, Capello said, "I have, for example, impressed upon them the advantages of a Mediterranean diet over ketchup and chips. I have also put some rules of conduct in place for when the national team meets up, from eating breakfast together to the use of mobile phones, which must be switched off from time to time."


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