Where is Faustino Asprilla now?
Forever remembered at Newcastle United for his hat-trick against Barcelona and goal celebrations, Faustino Asprilla called time on his career in July 2009 although he hadn’t been actively employed by a professional club for five years.
Since retiring from playing, controversy has never been too far away and in 2008 he was allegedly arrested for firing a machine gun at security forces near his farm in Colombia.
Faustino Asprilla is also a partner in a flavoured condom company in his native Colombia.
The idea of a flavoured condom company came from an incident in 1993 when he accidentally exposed himself during a game which ultimately led to him becoming a national sex symbol.
The condoms come in a variety of flavours and are marketed under the name “Tino”.
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He has also appeared on various Columbian reality TV shows in recent years.
In March 2015 after the Germanwings tragedy where pilot Andreas Lubitz crashed his jet into the Alps, Asprilla ordered the pilot on the flight he was on to remain in the cockpit during the flight so that no other pilot could intentionally crash the jet during his absence.
Asptilla told his Instagram followers ‘I went to the pilot’s cabin. I strictly forbid the pilot to get out and urinate because if that other lunatic locks the door in, it will happen what happened in that other flight. ‘If he wants to urinate, I gave him an empty bottle of water.’
He also owns a football academy back in his native Colombia called Club Atletico Faustino Asprilla.
Follow Faustino Asprilla on Twitter @TinoasprillaH
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