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WATCH: Glen Johnson Should Not Become A Golfer When He Retires

WATCH: Glen Johnson Should Not Become A Golfer When He Retires

The life of a footballer must be pretty easy, train for a few hours a day, spend the rest of your day playing golf, hitting the gym or playing Playstation against another footballer and then play a game on the weekend- easy! Glen Johnson might need to spend more time on the course.

Personally trying to play golf just stresses me out, I don't know how anyone gets through a whole round without going all Hulk and tearing up the course and everything around them. Unless you get a shot perfect it just plays on your mind.

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So I stay away from playing golf and just watch, as with every sport I come across it's safer that way.

Perhaps I'm not the only one who should stay away from the sport though as Stoke City's Glen Johnson proved. The former England international, or at least I hope it's former, posted a video of him seriously struggling on the course.

He shouldn't be in the position he is in the first place but then he goes all Jean Van de Velde by trying to rescue himself from an impossible position, only to end hilariously on the floor:

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You'd hope that Johnson is better with his choice of games console otherwise he's no chance of enjoying his downtime from four hours of football training a day.

But Johnson isn't the only sports star who has tried and failed at other sports and some of them attempted it at a professional level.

Michael Jordan:

In 1994 the greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan decided to call an end to his career on the courts and start a new career in baseball instead. He played Minor League for Birmingham Barons for one year before moving back to basketball and winning the final three of his six NBA championships!

Brock Lesnar:

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If you don't consider professional wrestling a sport then that's fair enough but Lesnar had pedigree in amateur wrestling before joining the WWE and would eventually become a successful UFC star.

However in between WWE and UFC he tried out at with the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings signed him to train with the side but an injury received in a motorcycle accident hampered him and he was released soon after.

Dwain Chambers:

Chambers had a very successful career as a sprinter until he was banned for performance enhancing doping in 2003. Chambers returned to athletics but soon decided to try his hand at American football instead. Chambers actually signed for NFL Europa side Hamburg Sea Devils but injury and the cancellation of NFL Europe left him without a job.

Surprisingly after a second return to athletics Chambers once again switched sport this time to rugby league. He got himself a chance with Castleford Tigers but after one appearance for their reserves the club decided against signing him full time and he again returned to athletics.

Stick to what you're good at guys!

Topics: Golf, Football, Michael Jordan, Brock Lesnar

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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