Dumb Football: Robbie Savage tries to check in for flight using wife’s passport

Ollie Irish

13th, November 2009

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Robbie Savage lived up to the dumb blond stereotype yesterday when he turned up at East Midlands airport to fly to Amsterdam with Derby County, for a friendly against Den Haag.

But when he checked in and was asked to produce his passport, he pulled out… drum roll… his wife‘s passport.

Unurghh! (makes politically incorrect Joey Deacon noise)

The Derby skipper told The Sun: “I offered to shave my beard and put on some make-up and then I’d have looked like my missus! What worries me slightly is that when I suggested it, some said I might get away with it!”

Robbie had to hot-foot it back to his Cheshire pad and caught a later flight from Manchester instead.

For the record, Savage came on at half-time but couldn’t stop Derby from slipping to a 1-0 defeat. (Match report at Derby’s official website)