Ipswich defender Alex Bruce Leaves it all on the Field in the Second HalfBy: Bob | February 16th, 2007
Athletes are among the most superstitious people on this planet. If they are in good form they’ll wear the same underwear for weeks on end, eat the same pregame meal before every match and get dressed in a specific order before taking the field. Ipswich defender Alex Bruce has a slightly different ritual. Right as he emerges from the dressing room for the second half he vomits. Every time.
Bruce, who is the son of the vomiting-inducing former Birmingham boss Steve Bruce, says there is an unavoidable reason for his ritualistic vomiting.
He said: “I am genuinely sorry if it offends people but the truth is I can do absolutely nothing to prevent it.
“It’s all about going into a red-hot dressing room for 15 minutes then coming straight back out to the freezing cold again.
“To be honest I’m a bit embarrassed about it. It’s a bit X-rated and I’m thinking of taking a bucket out with me.”
“I have spoken to the club doctor and the physio but they are too busy dealing with real injuries.
“If you see someone being sick you tend to think of them being in distress. But I am quickly over it and feel great.”
Yes, nothing beats the wonderful sensation of burning acid in the esophagus. You can watch puke his guts out on Saturday when his team takes on Watford in the FA Cup.
By the way, I used to use the Iranian made Barf laundry detergent when I lived in Central Asia. It works great against tough stains.