Any person who gets to be treated like a demigod tends to behave as though he or she is indispensable.
And this is the problem soccer loving South Africans must put up with when it comes to a useless snob like Benni McCarthy.
Not once, not twice but on uncountable occasions he has ditched Bafana Bafana for some lousy, pathetic reason. When he does play for the national team he is unenthusiastic.
All the other players honour their call without any problem but our own prima donna, who deludes himself by thinking he is one of the best players, has the audacity to choose games and coaches. Incompetent Safa allows him that liberty and freedom without retribution.
He needs to know the best players in European football play for Manchester United and Chelsea, not Blackburn Rovers. If Safa does not forget this brat his behaviour might demoralise players and incite them to also seek special treatment.