Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has allegedly crashed his £70,000 car after being at a party in the early hours over the weekend - shortly after warning people to 'stay at home' during the coronavirus crisis.
Mystery surrounds the midfielder as police investigated reports of a Range Rover crashing into parked cars in a Birmingham suburb.
Images emerged on social media on Sunday of a white Range Rover, as well as a separate picture of a man resembling Grealish apparently in conversation with another person. The person in question is wearing odd footwear - with one slipper and one slider. It is not clear when the pictures were taken.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the vehicle crashed into two stationary cars, adding that they would like to speak to the driver.
The incident happened just hours after Grealish, who has almost 290,000 Twitter followers, posted a video urging them to 'Protect the NHS. Stay home. Save lives,' during the coronavirus that has placed the country in lockdown.
A witness has told Sportsmail that Grealish was the man at the scene, accompanied by retired footballer Tony Capaldi, adding that he was seen leaving a building where former Villa team-mate Ross McCormack owns a luxury flat.
Midfielder Grealish has previously been seen arriving at the Aston Villa training ground in a similar white Range Rover.
The 4x4 is claimed to have reversed from a designated parking bay, across a road and hit a parked silver van. The van reportedly has a dented bumper and smashed rear lights.
Witnesses claimed to The sun that the car then drove 200 yards, veering on to the pavement and hitting a £30,000 silver C-Class Mercedes, as well as a £20,000 blue Mercedes.
The Range Rover also crashed into iron railings in front of an estate agency.
It was parked on double yellows in front of apartments with pictures showing damage to the rear of the vehicle.
Grealish is said to have boasted to motorists he would pay for the damage before leaving details with a resident and walking away before police arrived.
A neighbour said: 'The party had been going on all night. It was unbearable. The noise had only stopped a short while when, just after 8am, there were a series of almighty collisions which reverberated through the flats.
'Outside, Jack Grealish was stood next to his car rowing with a security guard. It was strange to see an England ace looking so unkempt and dishevelled. He looked unsteady and confused.'
Grealish and McCormack were both unavailable for comment.
West Midlands Police said: 'We were called to Waterside, Dickens Heath, just before 10am to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars in the street,' the statement read.
'The driver left his details with a member of the public at the scene before leaving on foot, and will be spoken to by police in due course.
'Minor damage was caused to the parked vehicles. Officers are investigating the circumstances and anyone with information has been asked to get in touch.'
Current government advice during the coronavirus crisis states that citizens should leave their homes only to shop for basic necessities, to exercise once a day, for any medical need, or travelling to work if they cannot work from home.
On Saturday, Grealish appeared to echo that advice as he posted a video for his Twitter followers pleading with them to stay at home.
'To help save lives, you must stay at home,' he said.
'Only leave your house to buy food, buy medicine or for exercise and always remember to stay at least two metres apart. This is urgent. Protect the NHS. Stay home. Save lives.'
As with the rest of the Premier League, Villa's players are currently following fitness programmes at home, with their Bodymoor Heath training ground closed.
Grealish, who earns around £45,000 a week at Villa Park, joined his boyhood club at the age of six and has worked his way up the ranks to become a key player for the Midlands outfit.
The 24-year-old has heavily been linked with a move away from the club in recent season due to his impressive performances in midfield - coming close to joining Tottenham last season, although the move failed to come to fruition.
Since making his breakthrough in the 2013-14 season, he has gone on to play 176 times, scoring 24 goals and providing 22 assists.
Grealish has never featured for the England senior side but has played seven times for the U21 team. He has played in two cup finals for Villa, starting in both the FA Cup final in 2014-15 and the Carabao Cup final this season.