Ryan Babel’s public spat with jailbird Spongebob Squarepants
Ex-Liverpool star Ryan Babel picked an unlikely fight with kids’ cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants over his smoking habits.
The Hoffenheim attacker explained on Twitter how he fell out with a children’s entertainer dressed as the TV character this week.
The incident happened at a children’s party when Spongebob removed the head of his costume to light a cigarette in front of the youngsters, before revealing that he had recently been released from jail!
Babel said: “If you invite a character to a kid’s birthday party, you want to see that character be that character.
“Spongebob was taking his helmet off and was smoking a cigarette in front of the kids.
“Spongebob doesn’t take his face off on TV and show a black face underneath it.
“So, I got mad at Spongebob in front of the kids – and when I get mad, I get loud, I get rude.
“I said: ‘Spongebob! Put your helmet on and put the damn cigarettes out! You can’t smoke in front of the kids man, are you crazy?!”
The Dutchman revealed his attitude changed when he found out a bit more about Spongebob and his history.
He continued: “Here is the thing that made it bad. Nobody told me that Spongebob was fresh out of jail.
“He was like: ‘EYY MAN..EFF YOU AND THESE UGLY ASS KIDS… I JUST GOT OUT AND I’M HERE 2 GET PAID…’”
“I’m such a sissy that when I heard ‘jail’ my wholeeeee attitude changed.
“I said: ‘Noo, noo, ur not listening – I didn’t say you CAN’T smoke. I just said don’t blow it in their faces.
“‘That’s all I’m saying, Spongebob. I mean, blow the smoke up or something – smoke… but just give the kids a chance to not have cancer, that’s it.’”
Tweets partially translated from text speak by Liverpool Echo