Flea with Red Hot Chili Peppers fan Nick Risteski in New South Wales, Australia on January 23rd, 2013. Risteski is friends with Canberra Raiders playmaker Terry Campese who invited Nick to “hang out” with the band.
”I’m a tragic Chili Peppers fan and it was awesome when my friend invited me down. I just wanted a jersey to give to Flea as a present as he’s into his sport. Flea’s a massive LA Lakers fan so I asked if he’d heard of rugby league. He said he knew a little bit about it, but not too much. I said the Raiders are a favourite team of mine, and to help him understand I said Terry Campese is to the Raiders what Kobe Bryant is to the Lakers. It was merging my two passions together - the Chili Peppers and the Raiders.”