Four West Brom players allegedly stole a taxi outside a fast-food restaurant while on a mid-season training camp in Barcelona this week.
After a brief game of Cluedo, the gang have been named as Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore, Boaz Myhill and, remarkably, Gareth Barry after they released a statement apologising for breaking their curfew:
We felt it important we identify ourselves as the players involved in an incident which occurred during the training camp in Spain this week out of respect for team-mates who otherwise could be implicated by association.
The group are said to have driven a taxi back to their hotel from a McDonald’s they visited on a night out.
The Express & Star quote a source at The One Hotel as saying that ‘several players returned drunk at 6am and placed a set of taxi keys on the counter at reception’.
Following the ‘training camp incident’ that has “been the subject of widespread and negative publicity”, these are the best of the jokes as four West Brom players steal a taxi in Barcelona:
Right, which four West Brom players was it that nicked a taxi from Maccies drive-thru in Barcelona?
Favs to be in the four:
Jake Livermore – 4/6
Hal-Robson Kanu – EVS
Grzegorz Krychowiak – 11/8
Chris Brunt – 2/1
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) February 16, 2018
First pictures of Alan Pardew at West Brom Barcelona training camp pic.twitter.com/vT30rz4mlr
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) February 16, 2018
West Brom have stolen as many taxis under Alan Pardew as they’ve won Premier League games #wba
— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) February 16, 2018
This is how I am picturing the act of Gareth Barry stealing a taxi pic.twitter.com/341miXjFJY
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) February 16, 2018
Gareth Barry pic.twitter.com/0yAfHs6jGr
— Stephen (@StephenCoogan_) February 16, 2018
More pictures are been released of the West Brom stolen taxi incident in Spain. pic.twitter.com/lag8cXwCp6
— Wolf Gravy (@WolfGravy) February 16, 2018
Gareth Barry is like the clever kid in school who got in with the wrong crowd.
— Mike Richards (@Baines3) February 16, 2018
First exciting thing Gareth Barry has ever done
— Tom (@Tdp0709) February 16, 2018
If Gareth Barry was driving did he drive the taxi sideways down the street.
— Pete (@PeterJSmith1988) February 16, 2018
Gareth Barry – Before & After joining WBA: pic.twitter.com/lIFg3coyJM
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) February 16, 2018
West Brom players on a night out…… pic.twitter.com/7VnG1DA5tx
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) February 16, 2018
"I assure you officer, we play for West Bromich Albion". pic.twitter.com/GetJSn9Hb8
— SirBrianCannonHunter (@TheCannonHunter) February 17, 2018