Faustino Asprilla scored a Newcastle hat-trick against Barcelona, ​​loves guns, turned down hitman offer, sold flavored condoms during pandemic and turned down career in porn


Whether on or off the pitch, Faustino Asprilla can only do two things: shoot and score!

The memorable former striker, who represented Parma and Newcastle in the 1990s, was a popular figure with fans wherever he went.

Asprilla was an artist on and off the pitch
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Faustino Asprilla scored a Newcastle hat-trick against Barcelona, ​​loves guns, turned down hitman offer, sold flavored condoms during pandemic and turned down career in porn
He also had to stop a hitman from killing the Paraguay goalkeeper
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Tyneside were no exception – the St James’ Park faithful are unlikely to forget his brilliant hat-trick against Barcelona in a hurry.

But the problem was that Asprilla wanted firepower that her feet simply couldn’t provide.

He was sentenced to a year in prison (suspended) for twice firing a firearm without a license in 1995, while he was later placed under house arrest for allegedly firing a submachine gun at security personnel near his farm in Colombia in 2008, according to The Soleil.

Yet despite this, Asprilla himself revealed he had to stop a HITMAN from killing Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert.

He claimed the shooter called his hotel room after he and Chilavert were sent off during a World Cup qualifier in Asuncion.

The hitman, who was later killed in a drug-related shootout in 2004, wanted Asprilla’s permission to kill Chilavert.


Newcastle 3-2 Barcelona in 1997
Faustino Asprilla scores against Barcelona shortly after enjoying a big party

However, speaking in a documentary aired on Colombian TV channel TelePacifico, he confirmed he flatly refused and was horrified by the proposal.

“What? Are you crazy?” Asprilla pretended to tell the assassin. “You are going to destroy Colombian football, you are doing it.

“No No No No. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.

Asprilla continued his new motto of make love not war once he hung up his boots, which led him to launch his own line of condoms, Tino Condones, in 2014.

The Maverick, of course, has a favorite to use as part of his flavored lineup – his recommended strain? Guava.

“When I was growing up we had a guava tree in our garden and it’s a very good flavor and aroma for romance,” he said, reports the Daily Mirror.

Faustino Asprilla scored a Newcastle hat-trick against Barcelona, ​​loves guns, turned down hitman offer, sold flavored condoms during pandemic and turned down career in porn
Asprilla was an artist on and off the pitch
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Asprilla then more than did its part in the fight against the coronavirus by donating one million condoms from its contraceptive company.

And he also slashed prices on the rest, saying in a video on Twitter: “Here at home I have a whole bunch of condoms that I want you to help me use because it’s really hard for me to use them all.

“To stock up on children and give birth to them with this virus is not allowed. So I give you a link through which you can get these Tino condoms at a very reasonable price.

“I’m going to let them go for more than half the price so you can have protection at home: soap, hand washing, and what better than condoms?”

However, while Aspirilla is no stranger to the sex industry, he has drawn the line by showing off his skills on camera.

Faustino Asprilla scored a Newcastle hat-trick against Barcelona, ​​loves guns, turned down hitman offer, sold flavored condoms during pandemic and turned down career in porn
One of the most talented players to ever arrive from Colombia, the striker had a penchant for women, alcohol and guns.
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The attacker’s decision to pose nude in a 2007 issue of SoHo magazine caught the attention of the adult film industry.

Porn company Santa Latina was desperate to offer the 43-year-old a short ‘pay-as-you-lay’ tag team deal worth nearly £7,000.

The producers wrote in an open letter that they were “convinced that with a little training you could harness another talent that all of Colombia knows you have.”

Surprisingly, Aspirilla turned down the chance to continue scoring.

And sadly, fans had to lament a tap-in that reportedly saw the man nicknamed “The Octopus” act in his namesake position.

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