Bono knows nothing about being a humanitarian. He may roam the halls of the UN Building and US Capitol advocating on behalf of his causes. He may make crowds chant slogans about racial and religious harmony at U2 shows and point out the Sikh kid in the crowd to show we’re all one people. He may have converted Jesse Helms but can he rumble a casino? I think not. Craig Bellamy would be happy to offer some lessons for a couple Tennants.
The West Ham striker and resident asshole began to rehab his image by opening a football academy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. That didn’t last long. Bellamy is accused of attacking a charity worker in Freetown after losing money in a casino following an all day bender.
“He was playing on a roulette table when something seemed to upset him. He was shouting and squaring up to people at the table.
“A few seconds later he jumped on one guy and started wrestling with him on the floor.
“The guy involved was an Englishman who is in Sierra Leone to help raise money for a charity that works with children orphaned by the civil war.
Bouncers eventually broke up the scuffle, dragged Bellamy out a rear exit and dumped him in the casino parking lot.
“Bellamy’s eyes were glazed over and he was in a rage. There were casino chips flying in the air and all hell broke loose. It took the local bouncers several minutes to drag Bellamy out of the club and all the time he was shouting and screaming abuse at everyone.
Bellamy has a long history of being a dick. The Sun has a rundown of his greatest hits.
He’s just doing it for the kids. Stay classy, Craig.