Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has issued a plea to his Twitter followers to help his track down his stolen Audi RS5.

The theft came after Stoke's game against Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium, where the stand-in 'keeper let in five goals.

He tweeted: "@JackButland_one Guys my car was stolen yesterday, and would appreciate it if you guys could potentially help me! Financial reward will be given to anyone...

"That find it! AUDI RS5, BLUE, SILVER TRIM AND MIRRORS, REG BJ62 UOK! Please keep an eye out an inform me if you find anything! Thank you!

"Once again, AUDI RS5, REG BJ62 UOK, financial reward! Obviously a shocking thing to happen and would appreciate the help! Thank you!"

This was then followed by a picture of the car, which is thought to be worth around £59,000, and the 20-year-old then became the target of many abusive Twitter messages to which he replied:

"This isn't about football, this is just asking for help! Thank you to the people who have the decency to help and support!"

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