AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri admits pro players must be positive role models.
Allegri says he takes a pro-active role in his players' lifestyle.
â€śPlayers shouldnâ€™t just set an example by having mohican hairstyles or wearing three earrings,â€ť said Allegri at an event educating children in schools about the risks of cancer.
â€śThey have to realise the responsibility that rests on their shoulders and send positive messages to the youngsters who watch how they behave on television.
â€śFrom the outside players might look like grown men, but they are just lads who need to be guided. Like every youngster, they make mistakes.
â€śWhen I see a player smoking, I immediately tell him to stop. If they are eating unhealthily, I send them to the doctor. As for sex, itâ€™s important they use protection.
â€śIn life nobody is a saint, but I can say Iâ€™ve been fortunate to not smoke, I donâ€™t like alcohol and I am careful about my nutrition.â€ť
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