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A pig's head has been found in a player's locker at Stoke City soccer club this week, sparking outrage among some who have called the prank completely inappropriate and not funny.
The prank was on English Premier League player Kenwyne Jones, who plays as a striker for Stoke City. He is said to have opened his locker this week only to find that a severed pig's head had been placed in there by a prankster.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has addressed the situation saying that the team was investigating the incident and would punish those responsible for the outrageous joke.
The manager has admitted that some of his team's players were pranksters and they regularly play tricks on one another, however, he also added that he is not sure why anyone would place a pig's head in Jones' locker.
Pulis told the BBC: "We have a smashing dressing room, and there are four or five lads who are always up to something. There is always banter going on. I honestly don't know what's gone on this morning,
"I've missed all of what's happened. I try to stay away from the home dressing room as much as I possibly can, I let the lads get on with it. We will look at it tomorrow, I will have a chat with the lads and find out exactly what has happened. From that point onwards we'll let everybody know exactly what the situation was."
The club has also addressed the incident and released an official statement saying that the club is investigating the issue and that whoever was found responsible would be punished.
The club said: "A full internal investigation will be carried out … Those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the club's disciplinary procedures."
Jones' Stoke City colleague Brek Shea posted a photo of the pig's head to his Instagram account, with a text stating: "Locker room banter gone wild!!!"
Here is a video on the incident (WARNING: Graphic Image of a Pig's Head Portrayed in the Video):