When i talk about Croatian football, Luka Modrić is the most famous name nowadays. As Davor Šuker in the past, Luka Modrić is somebody who is the most popular in this area. When i was at stadium Maksimir , during football match Croatia-Norway, audience supported him as leader of victory. Luka Modrić started his career in football club Zadar and continued in football club Dinamo, so together with Dinamo they won 3 championship title in Croatia. Nowadays, he plays for Real Madrid, famous spanish club.
Luka is not typicall footballer, he has no model look as Cristiano Ronaldo, he is not star of scandals as Maradona, and he is not playboy. Luka is modest guy, married with one kid, and he is not star of parties as Neymar, he is more guy from neighborhood, but his talent is limitless. Recently he was chosen as the best footballer in Zagreb, he got reward from children, and he was in gathering, between children, as their role model.
People will say : “Wow, really golden guy, everybody must love him, isn’t it?” But, world is not nice place, he was object of jokes during World championship in Brasil, when Croatia lost match against Mexico, their newspapers were full of jokes about Luka, because he is not sexy macho man. Also, american portal fusion.net recently talked about him in article as about someone who is bad example for kids.
Luka said : “I wanted to be a barman, if i was not footballer.”
Author of article Miriti Murungi twisted his words and explained that Luka has bad influence on kids, because in this case he supports alcohol and bad behavior in bar. This superficial way is double negative, because barmen are , accord this words, group of people who don’t deserve respect and this job is discriminated, and on other hand, Luka should be someone who need to stay away from kids. Also author of this text talked about his hairstyle, as Luka is model for Vogue or on the cover of Playboy.
Luka Modrić is one of rare footballers who is not connected with affairs. He is not cheater and he lives in stable marriage, he is not involved in scandals and corruption, he lives healthy sport life and every famous football club would like to have him. His wife is not famous model, she is ordinary girl and her photos are not theater for audience, as some football wives do. She is certainly not Victoria Beckham and publicity knows her as girl who worked in administration of football club Dinamo.
What is the point ? Finally we have someone who did not build his career on scandals so in the lack of ugly stories, newspapers must imagine fairy tales about Bad Luka, as he is Grinch who stole joy to kids. Many Croatian kids will wear shirts with his name and they will be proud on it. In his statement, Luka said something very modest and positive, that he appreciate money and he doesn’t make a difference between rich and poor. He did not changed, he stayed guy from neighborhood, simple and ordinary as we remember from the start.
He gave lessons to human ego and stupidity on the first place. We are not all born to be rich and stars, but we should not underestimate anyone, no matter is person waiter, carpenter or footballer.