Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones found a pig’s head in his locker this week and the club is now investigating the prank gone awfully wrong. Jones, a devout Muslim, took offense to the prank as the severed head was wrapped up in his clothes in his locker.
Team manager Tony Pulis said that the club was investigating the incident and would punish those responsible. Irish midfielder Glenn Whelan is at the center of the investigation, though it is also rumored that the team passed the pigs head around the locker room before placing it in Jones’ belongings.
[WARNING: Graphic photo of the prank below. You shouldn’t continue scrolling down this page if you don’t want to see the severed pigs head.]
Since the prank occurred, many people have taken to Twitter to share their opinion about the pork shenanigans, including Jones’ girlfriend Kissa Abdullah. She wasn’t to happy about the incident and said, “They put a huge bloody pigs head in his clothes at training. He warned them 2 keep out of the banter or else! u kno the rest.”
Abdullah later went on to add in another tweet, “Listen 4 all those who don’t get it lay the f! back! Where I come from that’s not anywhere close 2 funny! Esp not knowing religious beliefs.”
Here is Jones’ girlfriend’s first response to the “pig’s head in locker” prank that pushed her boyfriend into a rage before he stormed out of the training grounds.
Big men acting like kids a pigs head is not a prank its just disgusting!!!!! Wtf??? I don’t get how was that sup 2 be funny!!!! Really???
— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
Before the investigation began, winger Brek Shea posted a photo of the prank on his Instagram account that said, “Locker room banter gone wild,” which has since been taken down:
Stoke City released a statement about the incident that reads: “The Club takes seriously reports of an incident at our Training Ground this afternoon. A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedures.”
Do you believe placing a pig’s head in a locker is taking teammate pranks too far?
[Photo via Brek Shea]