This has to be the oddest football story I’ve heard in ages, but
England defender Glen Johnson, who plays for Portsmouth on loan from Chelsea, and Millwall striker Ben May were caught at a B&Q in Kent on Wednesday after the pair were spotted by a security guard putting a toilet seat into a box with a cheaper price tag before they reached the checkout. Does this mean he’s a toilet trader? (note to lawyers, I’m joking)
According to The Sun, the pair also avoided paying for a set of taps by concealing them underneath a sink at the checkout. Apparently, they thought it was all quite funny… until the police got involved.
A worker at the store told The Sun: "We all recognised Johnson. No one
could quite believe a bloke like him, with all that money, would be
moronic enough to nick a toilet seat. But that’s what him and May were
doing. They were spotted by one of our security guards, a chap of 74,
and cops arrived as they were trying to leave. They seemed to find the
whole thing funny and couldn’t stop smirking even after they had been
A Kent Police spokesman said that they’d "arrested two 22-year-old men
on Wednesday on suspicion of theft in Dartford. Both men have been
issued with Â£80 fixed penalty notices."
Gary Double, Portsmouth FC’s director of communications, said: "We
won’t be making a statement."
A Millwall spokeswoman also refused to comment. We’ll leave it for you to comment instead. [Mof Gimmers]