Robbie Savage tries to fly to Amsterdam on a woman’s passport

Posted by - November 13, 2009 - Championship

Derby midfielder’s inadvertent identity theft

Robbie Savage has spent most of his career being told he looks like a woman, but when it really mattered it turned out he just wasn’t quite girly enough.

The Welshman had been due to travel to Amsterdam with the Derby squad yesterday to play a friendly match. The plans hit the skids at passport control though when it emerged that Savage had brought his wife’s passport instead of his own.

Savage revealed: “The scariest thing about the whole episode was when the woman at check-in looked at the picture of Sarah with her long hair, looked back at me and said, ‘You know, if you had a shave and wore some make-up I think you might get away with it’!”

He blamed his wife for packing the wrong passport, returned home to get the right passport, and flew out to link-up with his team-mates at 4pm – just three hours before kick-off!