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Paid By The Inch: Chelsea’s Michael Ballack Wins

by | 15th, May 2007

ballack-boot.jpgMICHAEL Ballack, Chelsea’s expensive makeweight is £35,000 better off.

No, Ballack, who earns around £130,000 a week at Chelsea, has not collected a bonus for being Chelsea’s most expensive flop of the season – that golden donkey goes to Andriy Shevchenko.

Ballack has won the money by way of legal settlement from the German sex-shop chain Beate Uhse.

Last year, the shops introduced its World Cup edition vibrator, in honour of their country’s captain.

Ballack was unimpressed with the vivid red, seven-inch vibrating plastic penis. So he commenced legal proceedings. And a court in Hamburg weighed up the evidence and found in his favour.

Judges ruled that the player’s rights had been breached.

And so it is that Ballack is £35,000 better off. Which works out at £5,000 an inch.

Which is just shy of what Ballack earns for walking about Stamford Bridge…



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