Adebayo Akinfenwa has earned a nickname of “The Beast”. The English striker plays for Wycombe Wanderers as a striker. Known for his physical strength and heavy build, Akinfenwa’s lifestyle is quite interesting. In short, here are the top 6 facts you didn’t know about Adebayo Akinfenwa.
6. As a Liverpool fan, he earned the nickname “Beast” as a teenager
Akinfenwa’s brawny physique even as a child earned him the nickname “The Beast”. He was a very big fan of Liverpool. He once said: “Back then, I wanted Steven Gerard’s shirt. I once told my friends that if anyone gets his shirt before me, we are going to have a problem.”
5. He received racial abuse as a teenager
As a teenager, Akinfenwa joined Lithuanian club FK Atlantas. Talking about the racial abuse he received from the fans, Adebayo said: “In my first pre-season I heard, ‘Zigga, Zigga, Zigga, kill the f****n****!’ I was 18 and remember wondering what I’d got myself into,” He said.
“Another day, an 11-year-old girl run up to me and said: ‘Hitler poured black powder on my face.’ I called my brother Yemi and said ‘I’m coming home.” Yemi convinced him and to stay and show what he is about.
4. He never allows his wife to accompany him to social events
With Paparazzi always keeping their eyes open, it’s hard for celebrities to hide their private life from the public. This is the case for Akinfenwa who never allow his wife to accompany him to social events. There are no records of his past relationships (girlfriend and wife) on the internet. Despite that, the Beast uses his kids to let the world know he is a wonderful dad.