A damaging picture of Ghana star Kevin-Prince Boateng drinking beer and smoking in the Schalke dressing room has been leaked to the media by an unknown person at the German club, calculated to soil the reputation of the famous midfielder.
Boateng, who is a role model of millions of kids on Africa and Europe, was pictured with the ciggie and beer just before he went for a doping test after a Bundesliga game.
While a lot of things happen in a team's dressing room these happenings are not supposed to be released to the public as it is regarded as a secluded area.
Players in Europe are known to celebrate famous win by drinking beer or wine in the dressing room with some occasionally smoking cigars.
So the leaking of the picture is seen by many as an attempt by someone at Schalke to damage the Ghanaian's reputation with the release of the photo to the public.
On February theÂ 15th Schalke picked up a 2-1 win away at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, and now a controversial picture has been leaked online from the Schalke dressing room after the game.
Making the picture all the more interesting is the fact that Boateng is said to have been pictured before taking a doping test.
Schalke manager Horst Heldt has since been questioned about the picture, and the manager has revealed he was fully aware of KPBâ€™s post match activities.
Heldt claimed itâ€™s common for footballers to have a beer to help them urinate for a doping test quicker after sweating for 90 minutes.
Moreover, KPB is said to be well-known for smoking a cigarette after a win.
Boateng will now be on the look out of those seeking to dent his reputation at the club after he recently had a bust-up with a Greek team-mate Papadoupoulous.
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