Shush, Benni

Any coach or mentor will attest to the fact that talented individuals tend to be unwieldy - if not a handful.

Any coach or mentor will attest to the fact that talented individuals tend to be unwieldy - if not a handful.

They would rather blame everyone else for not understanding them than vice versa.

Whatever the case, gifted individuals often have a big ego to match their talent.

No exception to the rule is South Africa's soccer enfantterrible Benni McCarthy, who has walked out on more national call-ups than we care to remember.

Each time he has disingenuously pointed an accusing finger at his country for causing him to lose his temper.

Problem is Benni is not blessed with the gift of the gab. Now that he's back "for keeps", we would rather he shut up and let his scoring boots do the talking.

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