Thursday, June 10, 2010

A false celebrity...

Since I've been back in South Africa, not a day goes past without someone pointing out to me that I look like Bafana defender Matthew Booth. I don't think so but you decide...

                                Me                                                 Matthew Booth

I've had people come up to me at work, at home or in the street wanting my autograph or a photo with me. Sometimes they just shout BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH!! I thought people were just joking at first but now I'm not so sure. Just yesterday lunchtime, two women started screaming (unfortunately I'm not exaggerating) and attracting the attention of passersby when all I wanted to do was eat my lunch. Even though I had showed them my driving license to prove that I wasn't him. they weren't convinced. Fortunately they quietened down once they took a couple of photographs.

Apparently I'm shorter than I appear on TV...

So now I've embraced it and have gotten my Bafana shirt printed with "Booth 14". I shall be wearing it at the fan park in Soweto for the opening game tomorrow. There might be a few confused locals!

IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. You're handsome but not quite so handsome as Matthew Booth although I'm sure your mother wouldn't agree.
    Enjoy the attention and have a wonderful time.

  2. Thanks (I think)! The attention doesn't seem like it's dying down anytime soon and I'll be in central Johannesburg for the next Bafana game with my Booth shirt on. It's always a good icebreaker with a bunch of strangers.

    I'm sure my mother wouldn't agree (well, I hope so anyway...)


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