If you thought Britney Spears’ demand to have a stripper pole installed in her luxury hotel suite at the Dorchester in London was outlandish, that’s nothing compared to what the Argentine team is demanding of its team hotel at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The Argentine team’s demands include painting all team rooms white and tearing up and replacing toilet bowls and wash-basins for manager Diego Maradona’s bathrooms.
Maradona’s new E-Bidet luxury toilet seats offer warm water, a heated seat, warm air blow-dryer and front and rear bidet wands.
The Argentinians also want 14 different salads, 3 pasta sauces and at least 3 puddings for each meal. And 10 hot dishes a day and ice-cream all day long.
Why on earth would anyone need 14 different salads for a single meal? The poor hotel suffering at the hands of the Argentine prima donnas is the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre.
By comparison, the other teams are being positively un-diva like, even though some of it is still borderline weird.
The Mexican team at the Thaba Ya Batswana lodge is carting in its own priest to conduct services in a church at the lodge. The Brazilians at the Fairway Hotel have not one, but two chefs in tow.
The Italians apparently have no regard for the pasta at the Leriba Lodge in Centurion, so they’re bringing their own pasta. The Villas Luxury Suite hotel in Arcadia, Pretoria will not be using its flour because the Slovakians are packing along bags of flour.
The Kiwis chose the sprawling bungalows at the Serengeti Golf Estate so they could take golf lessons, while the Slovakians want two table-tennis tables.
The Italians had Leriba Lodge layout high-speed fiber optic cables so they could watch Italian TV channels, while the Fair City Roode Vallei got off easy with the Ghanian team who only want to watch African channels.
HPC photo – Univ. of Pretoria; Zakumi – shine2010