Early Doors

Liverpool player forced to abandon Porsche after Sat Nav gaffe

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Sometimes footballers are unfairly criticised for apparent stupidity and reckless abandon, while on other occasions it appears to be more justified.

ED will leave you to make up your own minds after reading this blog, but Liverpool's Andre Wisdom may have not quite lived up to his name in this situation.

The Premier League defender was forced to leave his £100,000 Porsche abandoned in a muddy trough after his satellite navigation system led him through the country roads.

Wisdom, the England U21 captain, was sent through quiet forest roads on Friday night by his car's Sat Nav which left him walking three miles to a main road after his car ended up getting stuck in the mud.

He is currently on loan at Derby County and was on his way to their home game with Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend when the incident occurred.

A Derby County spokesman said: "Andre visited a local shop on the way to Saturday's game against Sheffield Wednesday and, being new and unfamiliar to the area, he programmed the stadium's postcode into his Sat Nav.

He added: "The route provided took him down a less than traditional road, where conditions were also poor, and ultimately his car got stuck."

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Local mountain biker Pete Irons found Wisdom's Porsche Panamera Turbo, worth £100,000, in the ditch close to Breadsall Priory Marriot Hotel outside Derby.

He informed the police and was shocked to think the car had got that far in the terrible conditions.

He said: "To get to that point he would have to have come through an equally muddy section, I have no idea what he was thinking.

"We are miles from any main road, and the track doesn't go anywhere, it's just mind boggling how he ended up there.

"I think it will definitely need a bit of TLC in a garage."

Wisdom may just find himself subjected to chants along the lines of "Where is your Porsche? Where is your Porsche? Andre Wisdom, where is your Porsche?"

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