Chad Johnson lost $2,000 in a football game in Tampa last night

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Retired NFL wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is in town, likely for Super Bowl week, and he lost some money in a recent football game.

The six-time Pro-Bowler and Florida resident is a die-hard soccer fan, and last night surprised players at Cinco Soccer in Tampa (5305 E. Henry Ave) for a five-a-side soccer session.

A video posted on Twitter shows Johnson leading the field and even getting a goal.

“It’s not every day that we have a football legend in our facilities,” Cinco Soccer said in a instagram Publish. “Maybe an hour of your time, but it’s a lasting memory for us here at Cinco, thank you.”

In the post, the Football Center interviewed Johnson after the game and asked him how he thought he played. “It’s cold as hell,” Ocho said. “It is very cold, but I had fun. I felt like Neymar, OK. Not really, but you get the fucking point. I had fun. I’ll be back tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow. It’s better than sex.

While he was having fun, he didn’t get the W. After the game, Johnson retweeted a screenshot of a $1,000 Apple payment and a wad of cash with the caption “Double or nothing tomorrow?” »

In another post on Twitter Ocho reiterated that despite being terrible at soccer, he still had a great time at Cinco Soccer. “It’s fucking awesome,” Johnson said. “It’s fucking great, but I suck. It does not matter.

It also probably didn’t help that Johnson’s pre-game meal consisted of two buns and a coke.

In a text message to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Cinco founder Keith Rados, Johnson was also invited back later this week for a series of football video games. “We challenged him to an outdoor match of FIFA ’21, ‘Cinco Soccer vs Ochocinco’,” Rados said, adding the idea came about after Johnson said he was “the best in the game.” Fifa”.

They’re really going to take all his money.

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