Former Liverpool forward Andrea Dossena was arrested for shoplifting at London department store Harrods on Tuesday, and the Internet has typically responded brilliantly.
The Leyton Orient defender was apparently caught red handed in the store, and the Met Police confirmed that a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, and both have been granted bail until the end of April, BBC News reported.
Dossena has since spoken out over the claims via his agent Federico Pastorello on Twitter – insisting that the arrest was purely a misunderstanding – that he simply mistakenly ‘forgot to pay for a honey jar and some sliced meats ??we had previously ordered’.
Nonetheless, despite the League One player denying any wrongdoing, social media has – of course – reacted humorously to the incident…
Here are the very best jokes that have spread online:
— Alex Bowles (@Bowlezy10) April 8, 2015
Former Liverpool player Andrea Dossena arrested for shoplifting. You can take the man out of Liverpool but you can’t Liverpool out the man.
— Stephen (@smcutd) April 8, 2015
Not for the first time this week, Andrea Dossena has been caught out in possession
— Orient Ramble (@OrientRamble) April 8, 2015
Andrea Dossena arrested for robbery, It’s not the first time he’s stole a living either………
— Matthew (@carrick_fan) April 8, 2015
Andrea Dossena arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. While Tom Cleverley is being investigated for stealing a living as a footballer.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 8, 2015
— Ballardddddd (@DomGFCBallard) April 8, 2015
Andrea Dossena, you’re going to need this. pic.twitter.com/kHfyUPe42V
— Jay Jay (@BrotherBon3s) April 8, 2015