After a dicey 3 – 3 finish against FC Basel it’s little wonder that beleaguered Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been exposed today as an illicit doughnut muncher.
You can’t blame the lad for indulging in a spot of comfort eating after the mauling he’s endured in the press. But is it too much to ask for him to pay for his sugary snacks?
Ferguson’s ÃÂ£70k-a-week signing and an equally sticky-fingered pal have both allegedly been caught pilfering Krispy Kreme doughnuts from a branch of Tesco Extra in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
A source claimed in The Sun: “They weren’t very subtle. They swaggered in chatting loudly in Spanish. The security guards who monitor the CCTV watched two of them take a doughnut each out of the Krispy Kreme cabinet.
”ËIncredibly, they then appeared to try to leave without paying ”â or buying anything else for that matter.”Â
Former Atletico Madrid star De Gea was apparently stopped by security staff and taken into their ”Ëstop and search’ room for questioning according to the newspaper ”âwhich also reported that police were not called in after the incident, nor was any further action taken.
A Tesco spokesperson wouldn’t comment about David de Gea but told the Mail Online: “A customer was spoken to by our security team and the issue was resolved.”Â
Manchester United declined to comment. To them, no doubt, this is a trifling matter.
Quite why a professional sportsman shares the eating habits of cartoon dad Homer Simpson, I’m not sure.
But the idea of Tesco simply glazing over the matter is even more infuriating.
What happened to their strict policy of a three-month store ban for alleged shoplifters?
Does it only come into play if you’re a so-called ”Ëcommon’ thief?
The Sun’s source conceded that De Gea looked ”Ëpretty embarrassed’ – as well he might.
On his colossal wage he could buy 58,823 of the ÃÂ£1.19 tasty treats per week if he so wished.
What possible excuse can there be for this kind of brazen behaviour other than an absurd sense of entitlement?
It’s the same kind of selfish egocentric behaviour demonstrated by Carlos Tevez this week, who refused to get up off his arse and play for Manchester City against Bayern Munich.
In a country where millions are fighting to keep their jobs in the wake of public sector cuts here we have a man in receipt of a ÃÂ£250,000 weekly paycheque effectively sticking up two fingers to his employer.
Overpaid, over-pampered and overrated”Â¦ footballers are increasingly a law unto themselves as ”ËDoughnutgate’ only serves to demonstrate.