Chelsea captain John Terry abandoned his £175,000 Bentley after being stuck in a traffic jam on a dual carriageway.
The 32-year-old, who joined Chelsea in 1995 as a 15-year-old, left his car and phoned a friend to keep an eye on it after he got stuck in traffic three miles away from his Surrey mansion.
According to the Sun, the former England international hopped over the central reservation after finally losing patience with the heavy traffic on the A3, and started to walk back to his house.
The tough-tackling central defender then phoned another of his friends, who kindly picked him and took him back to his luxurious pad.
The Sun quote another member of the traffic jam which Terry got caught up in as saying: “We’d all sat there for hours. People had been getting out of cars and chatting. Then out jumped John Terry in his Chelsea training gear.
“He leapt over the barrier and b******d off — leaving his car. We were speechless.”
Terry's agent confirmed the story, saying: “John needed to get home so he called a friend to come and sit in his car.
“Another friend kindly picked him up further down the road.”
The controversial defender made light of the traffic in the penalty box at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening as his powerful header helped Chelsea overcome Steaua Bucharest and book a place in the Europa League quarter-finals, where they'll meet Russian side Rubin Kazan.