Images via The Mirror
Liverpool player Andre Wisdom, currently on loan at Derby County, drove his $150,000+ Porsche straight into a mud pit after getting lost on his way to his own stadium.
There’s a bit of irony in his name, no? England’s Under-21 national team captain will likely be a great Premier League player some day, but he’ll never live this moment down.
Having just arrived to Derby a few weeks ago, Wisdom still didn’t quite know how to get to Pride Park from his hotel and decided to make use of his in-car navigation system. There was just one problem, though: the GPS led him down an ominously muddy road in the middle of nowhere. But rather than pulling over and seeking an alternative route — or perhaps coming up with the brilliant idea to call someone, anyone, at Derby to help him out — Wisdom stubbornly drove ahead, right into the pool of sludge.
At this point, Wisdom abandoned ship and called his club to come find him. Wisdom managed to get to his match on time, and the car was found hours later by a mountain biker.
Speaking with The Mirror, the biker said:
"To get to that point he would have to come through an equally muddy section - I have no idea what he was thinking. I just can’t believe he could have got that far to begin with, then to submerge it in that puddle."
"We are miles from any main road and the track doesn’t go anywhere, it’s just mind boggling how he ended up there."
Hilariously, this story is an obvious parallel to an episode of The Office, where Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute religiously follow their GPS straight into a lake:
Funny concept for a scripted television show. Even funnier when it happens in real life:
H/T The Mirror