On Friday Sept. 30, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and two other men walked into a Tesco supermarket. They came upon a display case holding Krispy Kreme doughnuts, reached inside, helped themselves to the treats and walked out the store. The Daily Mirror reports that the keeper has denied stealing the doughnuts.
"Nothing really happened," De Gea said of the incident. "Me, my cousin and a friend from Spain went to the shop, we were hungry and took the doughnuts. We were going to buy more things. I realized I didn't have my wallet so I went out to the car to get it. They thought that I was leaving without paying."
The three men were tackled by security guards, who watched the incident unfold on the store's security cameras.
"I tried to explain to them, but my English is still not very good and we were there for a while. In the end, a Spanish girl arrived and we understood each other and in the end they ended up apologizing to us!"
The going rate for a Krispy Kreme doughnut at Tesco is £1.19 ($1.83). The 20-year-old De Gea is believed to be earning £70,000 ($107,850) each week in his first season at Manchester United.
He seems to have shaken off a slow start to his career at with the Red Devils and has turned in some strong performances in recent weeks. It is not known if the incident led to his backup Anders Lindegaard playing ahead of him in Saturday's 2-0 win over Norwich.
Though the standard operating procedure at a Krispy Kreme store is to eat free doughnuts on-site, everybody knows you can't eat them when other stores sell them. If that was the case, the world would be in a constant state of chaos.
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