04/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chad Ochocinco: I'll Play Soccer In Europe If NFL Lockout Happens

Chad Ochocinco has said before that he will play soccer in Europe if the NFL experiences a work stoppage following the 2010 NFL season. Today, the Bengals receiver doubled down, tweeting that "this isnt a joke either, i am sad that it might come to this but excited to play futbol in SPAIN until we resume NFL play."

To reinforce his claim, Ochocinco posted pictures of him posing with various soccer stars, including Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Ronaldinho. (Scroll down to see the photos.) He also shot back at followers who doubt his ability to play European-caliber soccer, tweeting that a pet peave is "people telling me what i can and cant do when it comes to my dreams and goals i have set for myself!!! CHILD PLEASE."

In addition to playing soccer, Ochocinco would also like to try kicking in the NFL. And of course, it remains to be seen whether he would miss the Florida women if he resorted to playing in Europe.