- The Daily Mail has published a profile Adebayo Akinfenwa, a soccer player in the Power League 2 seeking to prove he's not too big to play soccer. Photo: Getty Images You can read the full profile here.
- Known as "The Beast", Akinfenwa plays for Northampton and can bench press up to 395 pounds. Photo: Getty Images
- According to the Daily Mail, the player has been taunted by opposing fans as the "Fat Eddy Murphy". We're not sure why someone would even risk angering him. Photo: Getty Images
- The player weighs 224 pounds and has 16 goals this season for his team, though at age 30 it seems unlikely he could make the move to a top league. Photo: Getty Images
- "I know how to tailor my body and fitness plan to my game. I’m not saying if I get too big it won’t affect my game, but I know my body and know what will improve my game," he told the British site. Photo: Getty Images
- Looking more like an NFL lineman than a soccer player (imagine Messi trying to steal the ball from him), Afinkewa has played for 11 teams in his 15 year career. Photo: Getty Images
- "It’s part and parcel of football. People don’t understand what they don’t know and like to stick things in boxes. I don’t let things like that affect me so much now," the player told the site about opposing fan's taunts. Photo: Getty Images
- The player admitted to the site that constant racism was one of the motivations to focus on improving his physique despite how it may affect his play. Photo: Getty Images
The Daily Mail has published a profile Adebayo Akinfenwa, a soccer player in the Power League 2 seeking to prove he's not too big to play soccer.
Photo: Getty Images