Spoof: New York Red Bulls furious over bearded Theo Walcott
Arsenal have sparked controversy across the pond after claims they sent an imposter back to New York in what’s being seen as a desperate attempt to keep hold of Thierry Henry.
Red Bulls sporting director Erik Soler told the New York Times: “A gentleman showed up for training on Friday with what was clearly a felt tip beard drawn on his face. We were speechless.
“Whoever drew it couldn’t even keep between the lines.
“After we gave the guy a good wash it became apparent we were sent Theo Walcott instead.”
When asked what they were planning to do Soler raged: “Theo is clearly a nice kid but he looked terrified. He was just going around the training ground repeatedly mumbling ‘va va voom’. We’ve sent him back to London with a strongly worded letter. It’s outrageous.”
Arsene Wenger is now resigned to receiving the unwanted Theorry back at the Emirates over the next couple of days.