Officials of the Stoke City English Premier League soccer team are initiating an investigation after a pig's head reportedly was left in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones at the club's training ground, the BBC reported.
Jones reportedly was furious about the incident, which is presumed to be a prank and occurred two days before the club's final Premier League match of the season.
"A full internal investigation will be carried out," said a club statement.
"Those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with by the club's disciplinary procedures."
Potters midfielder Brek Shea had earlier tweeted a picture of himself with the pig's head and the words "locker room banter gone wild."
"We have a smashing dressing room, and there are four or five lads who are always up to something," Stoke manager Tony Pulis told BBC Radio 5 live. "There is always banter going on. I honestly don't know what's gone on this morning, I've missed all of what's happened. I try to stay away from the home dressing room as much as I possibly can. I let the lads get on with it.
"We will look at it tomorrow, I will have a chat with the lads and find out exactly what has happened. From that point onwards we'll let everybody know exactly what the situation was."
Jones's partner, Kissa Abdullah, said via Twitter: "Big men acting like kids. A pig's head is not a prank, it's just disgusting. I don't get how was that supposed to be funny. Really?"