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Former Marseille player eats a rat on live radio after losing Cesar Azpilicueta bet

Ryan Bailey
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Before joining Chelsea, Cesar "just call me Dave" Azpilicueta played two trophy-strewn seasons with Marseille.

According to our friends at 101GG, when Dave arrived in France, OM president Jean-Claude Dassier declared him to be "the future right full back of the Spanish national team". On RMC — the French sports radio station that previously brought you overt sexism — former Marseille left-back and current radio personality Éric Di Meco disagreed, saying "if that happens, I'll eat a rat."

Lo and behold, Dave has become a regular at Chelsea and made his full Spain debut in February, setting in motion his inevitable succession to 30-year-old Alvaro Arbeloa in the national team.

Di Meco kept true to his word and dined on a coypu — a type of river rat — live on air on Monday. It may not be much of a stretch for a native of a country that eats frogs, snails and horses out of choice, but his decision to quite literally make a meal of it with a glass of red wine and some sliced apples shows impressive commitment to the stunt.

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