Guardian, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:01 PM
Apparently, AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho
tried and failed to smuggle a woman onto his flight back to Italy after last week’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
qualifiers, according to reports in France. Roma hired a private jet for the former Arsenal player to return home from the Ivorian capital of Abidjan last week after the Elephants’ secured their
place in next year's finals in Equatorial Guinea by drawing 0-0 with Cameroon. However, Gervinho, who successfully bribed four members of the airport staff to allow the woman onto the flight, was
unable to get passed the pilot, who refused to take off with the extra passenger.
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