Heavyweight heroes: Footballers who defied their physique and terrace taunts

Hartlepool United face a big challenge on Saturday when 16st striker Adebayo 'The Beast' Akinfenwa arrives in town with Wycombe Wanderers.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16 March, 2017, 16:00
Adebayo Akinfenwa, left, in action for previous club AFC Wimbledon at Pools.

Here we look back at some North East players who have taken a pounding from fans for their build.*

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