Ex-Liverpool winger Babel: I backed down from fight with Spongebob Squarepants!

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has revealed he's clashed with Spongebob Squarepants!

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has revealed he's clashed with Spongebob Squarepants!

Babel, whom Liverpool sold to Hoffenheim in January, was holding a kids' party when he became embroiled in a foul-mouthed row with a man dressed as the TV character.

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.'"

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