As if everyone picking apart his every little mistake since joining Manchester United wasn't bad enough for David De Gea, now he has Tesco CCTV cameras catching him gobble down a measly doughnut without paying for it.
From The Sun:
The Spaniard, 20, was quizzed by security staff after he scoffed an Original Glazed ring treat from a Krispy Kreme cabinet at a store in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
De Gea was hauled up after being captured on CCTV helping himself to the treat — but escaped a penalty.
The sticky-fingered stopper — thought to be on £70,000 a week — wolfed down the doughnut in the magazine aisle.
But as he headed for the exit without paying, he was tackled by security staff — one of whom spoke fluent Spanish.
OK, well, I doubt they tackled him for eating a single doughnut, and any exclusive story from The Sun that features quotes from "a source" is always questionable at best. The report does quote a Tesco spokesman as saying, "A customer was spoken to by our security team and the issue was resolved," though.
Whether true or not, De Gea will now be known as the Homer Simpson of Manchester United. Of course, this might just be a ploy to get rival fans to throw Krispy Kremes at him on match days.
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