Thursday 19 July 2018

Emmanuel Eboue 'dodging bailiffs and sleeping on the floor' as former Arsenal stars admits he's contemplated suicide

Emmanuel Eboue
Emmanuel Eboue

Jack de Menezes

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has revealed that his riches-to-rags story has left him at times contemplating suicide after spending his post-football life dodging bailiffs, sleeping on the floor of a friend’s home and washing his clothes by hand because he cannot afford a washing machine.

“I want God to help me,” Eboue said. “Only he can help take these thoughts from my mind.”

The tragic story, as revealed in an interview with the Sunday Mirror, echoes a story that has been told before by many footballers who have been unable to cope with the absence of football once they hang up their boots and retire.

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