December 17th, 2008

Mladen Petric: Hard-Core Traveller

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image via ZUMAPRESS/KEYSTONE Press for kickette.com

Nothing like a good nearly-plummeted-out-of-the-sky plane story to get everyone in the mood for holiday flights:

Croatian-cutie Mladen Petric was involved in a rather hairy airborne incident recently when on his way to appear on a German television show in Mainz.  Mladen got on a small, private plane chartered by the TV station, which picked him up Hamburg (where he plays for HSV.) 

When the airplane reached 10,000 meters, the air pressure valve broke and they quickly descended to 3,000 meters.  Mladen says it was more than a little bit scary during that time:

“The pressure dropped, it was terrifyingly cold. I thought my head was going to explode. In an instant, water froze next to me.“

Trooper that he is, upon landing, Mladen popped a couple of headache pills, filmed the TV show, and then headed back out. On the same plane.

Let’s hope he had his man-bag with him to cuddle up to during the more frightening moments. Louis Vuitton always eases the darker moments in life.

Cheers to RS for the translation/tip!

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14 Responses to “Mladen Petric: Hard-Core Traveller”

  1. carly says:

    On the same plane…Wow.

  2. Anna (Frau Manuel Neuer) says:

    mr. petric, can you please stop being so hot? thank you. i’m glad he’s okay xD

  3. carly says:

    On the same plane…Wow.

  4. AJ says:

    I’ve got a little crush on this guy. I’ve rarely seen a bad picture. Lovely looking man.

  5. FootballerChick43 - says:

    I'm glad he's okay.. but lose the fannypack. That thing is terrible.

  6. Leni says:

    That Gucci mess around his waist is atrocious! Mladen is cool. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  7. Jo says:

    That is impressive.  Bilic’s badass, dirty hot attitude must have rubbed off on him.

  8. ljungberg lusty says:

    that’s intense! I wonder if his man purse helps support his balls of steel. FYI, that’s a Gucci bag, not LV <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  9. Moonie says:

    He's a total hottie and im officially jealous of his gorgeous eyelashes.

  10. Genevieve Gourcuff says:

    Omg I'm so glad he's okay! And I LOVE the LV man bag…

  11. aristeia says:

    That must have been terrifying. *shudders*

  12. Venice says:

    Mladen scored again tonight…he had a great game vs Aston Villa and scored the perfect goal [link] Him and Oli? are tearing Bundesliga to pieces this year. This is really his best season so far – and there's a lot more where it came from.

  13. Dreamgirl says:

    That must have been so frightening. Well done for getting on with the show.

    And I just love Bilic. He’s such a great character.

  14. Erin says:

    I believe Bilic is pleading with him to never dress like a little hood rat again! But wow, that’s a scary story. Glad he is ok! I’m trying to decide if returning on the same plane is brave or stupid…