From electronic tags to turning up to training drunk, we all know Jamie Vardy has a long history of misdemeanours to shout about.
We can expect quite a few more revelations when his autobiography 'From Nowhere' hits the shelves later this year, but no one was expecting to see anything like what they did on Wednesday.
Some clever clogs managed to whip up a rather convincing photoshop of the new book, appearing to show a pull-out quote from the book. Shockingly, it details how Vardy inadvertently killed a dog by feeding it four cans of Stella Artois.
Of course, upon reading the quote, it is clearly fake. No one would admit to, or laugh about, killing an innocent animal by feeding it some of Belgium's cheapest booze. But plenty of fans took the bait and soon the picture was popping up all over the place.
For your reference, here it is:
Funny? Yes. Fake? Definitely. However, his new wife, Rebekah, still felt the need to clarify the invalidity of the story by posting a reaction on Twitter.
She wrote: "Are people really that stupid to believe everything they read 😊🙈 no one killed a dog!"
She later added: "Don't fall for this crap! It's not true at all! In fact it's quite sickening."
A real quote
Fortunately, we can bring you a real pull-out quote, which was released by Vardy himself when announcing the release date for the book, which is 6 October. He wrote on Twitter: "I can finally share this with you all, the cover for my autobiography #VardyBook https://amzn.to/1ri7y2L"
On that Amazon page, the quote of choice reads:
“Even now there are moments when I shake my head at the madness of it all – going from the factory floor and playing Sunday morning pub football with my mates, to scoring for my country against the World Cup winners in Berlin. It’s the stuff of dreams.
“It hasn’t always been an easy journey, some doubted that I was capable, and at times I was probably guilty of not helping myself, but nobody can question my passion for football or my commitment once I set foot on the pitch.
“There is so much that people don’t know and I look forward to sharing all of that and more in what I hope will be an inspiring story.”
Rags to riches
Vardy's story, which saw him go from non-league nobody to international star, is also set to be turned into Hollywood's latest rags to riches story. Only two days ago was Vardy pictured in California where he reportedly met screenwriter Paul Tamsay, whose credits include 2010's The Fighter.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, meanwhile, has been tipped to play Vardy while Vinnie Jones is favourite to play Nigel Pearson.
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