Ex-Liverpool winger Babel: I backed down from fight with Spongebob Squarepants!
He said: "If you invite a character to a kid's birthday party, you want to see that character be that character.
"Spongebob was taking his helmet off and was smoking a cigarette in front of the kids.
"Spongebob doesn't take his face off on TV and show a black face underneath it.
"So, I got mad at Spongebob in front of the kids - and when I get mad, I get loud, I get rude.
"I said: 'Spongebob! Put your helmet on and put the damn cigarettes out! You can't smoke in front of the kids man, are you crazy?!"
But the Dutchman soon backtracked when Spongebob revealed a murky past.
"Here is the thing that made it bad," said Babel. "Nobody told me that Spongebob was fresh out of jail.
"He was like: 'EYY MAN..EFF YOU AND THESE UGLY ASS KIDS... I JUST GOT OUT AND I'M HERE 2 GET PAID...'"
Babel continued: "I'm such a sissy that when I heard 'jail' my wholeeeee attitude changed.
"I said: "Noo, noo, ur not listening - I didn't say you CAN'T smoke. I just said don't blow it in their faces. That's all I'm saying, Spongebob. I mean, blow the smoke up or something - smoke... but just give the kids a chance 2 not have cancer, that's it.'"