Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is not very happy at the moment, he’s getting hardly any playing time at the Emirates Stadium and took a little trip in London on Monday to relax - but he was a very naughty boy in the process.
Wearing a tracksuit and a hoodie, the Germany international could easily have been mistaken for one of the local youths from the area of north London he lives in. He put out a post on his Instagram account saying he was taking a trip on the bus to avoid the congestion in London when going by car.
As any London native will tell you, going by bus is not exactly a completely reliable way to avoid traffic. However, regular users of the famous red buses will also likely point out the unforgivable disrespect ‘Poldi’ is showing in his novelty jaunt on public transport.
As you can see from the post below, in an attempt to look cool for his social media post the Gunners man as decided he is allowed to put his feet up on the seat! That is a big no no when it comes to buses.
We at GMS hope the former Bayern Munich and Cologne star was given a good ticking off by one of his fellow passengers, hopefully a lovely little old lady out running some errands. Either way, Poldi!Get your bloody feet off the seats, you could have stepped in anything before you got on!
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It doesn’t stop there, oh no. GMS are hoping that there were no people less able to stand on the bus at the same time because not only does the 29-year-old have his feet on the seats, he’s sitting in priority seats that must be given up to the elderly, parents with young children or people with a disability.
We’ve had a good look at the photo and we can’t see any evidence that Podolski is being inconsiderate towards his fellow passengers. Other than the shoes on seats outrage, of course.
Reports on Monday suggested that he was sick of not playing and a six-month loan move to Inter Milan was on the cards in the January transfer window. Perhaps it would be for the best, he is clearly incapable of behaving like a civilised citizen of England’s capital.