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Gervinho caught trying to smuggle woman onto flight

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Gervinho had a private plane waiting to take him from the Ivory Coast, where he played for the national team, to Roma, where he had to join back up with his club. It was simple -- he and a pilot making the flight and getting the player back.

That is until Gervinho tried to smuggle a woman onto the flight.

When the Ivorian showed up for the flight, he had a girl with him. He reportedly bribed four members of the airport staff to let the girl past security, which they did, and then tried to convince the pilot to let her on. But the pilot said no and the woman was left at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, while the four staff members were all fired.

There is no word yet on whether Gervinho will face any punishment for his role in the incident, or how he could possibly be punished because this isn't exactly a common footballer problem.