Adrian Mutu denied Indian Visa for being drunk

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Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has recently signed a three-month deal to play for Indian Super League side FC Pune City and was expected to make his debut in the coming weeks.

However, the Romanian will have to wait a little bit longer to play his first game after failing to obtain his Indian visa because he apparently showed up 'visibly drunk' to the Embassy in Bucharest and was said to be threatening to staff, according to reports.

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Quite ridiculously, this doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 35-year-old has been no stranger to controversy throughout his career, having been sacked by Chelsea in 2004 for testing positive for cocaine.

A string of controversial events surrounds Mutu's career, who faced a nine-month ban - later reduced to six - for failing a doping test during his time with Italian side Fiorentina. He also was seen drinking at a bar while his Romanian team-mates were playing against San Marino, landing him a ban from the national team.

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He was reinstated to the national team, but was banned once again in 2013 after posting a picture online of manager Victor Piturca as Mr Bean.

Mutu has scored 200 career club goals in 500 appearences for an array of different clubs including Chelsea, Juventus and Fiorentina.

Mutu is just one of many notable names to appear in the Indian Super League, with Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero also set to appear for Pune. Ex Arsenal duo Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg, as well as former England goalkeeper David James, are all expected to appear in India in the coming months.

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