I think it's about time someone stood up and told wayward Benni McCarthy where to get off, for good this time.
Surely we can't keep on having one player who gets treated differently from the others.
Top player or not, McCarthy must toe the line or leave us in peace. I would rather have a not-so-talented player with the right attitude than a good one with a bad attitude.
What I would prefer about the less talented one would be the fact that he is prepared to learn and to die with his boots on.
We have Ryan Botha and Glen Salmon who came back to play in South Africa specifically to catch the attention of the national coach, but he is running after a player who is showing everyone in the country the middle finger.
We have players who have never given any of our national coaches hassles when they are called on to represent the country. I am afraid that McCarthy's attitude might prompt these players to start pushing their luck as well.
We have many players who dream of playing for the national side and are ready and willing, but we are chasing a player who does not give a damn.
For the good of our soccer and sending the right message, let's kick McCarthy out of Bafana Bafana for good.
Richardson Mzaidume, Pimville