Legal representatives of football ace Wayne Rooney have contacted the photographer who recently sold a picture of a potato, demanding that he immediately cease from “ridiculing his client”.
The photograph, which shows a roughly head-shaped potato lightly caked in soil, sold for £750,000 when it was spotted in a London gallery by a rich idiot.
“This is clearly an attempt to ridicule my client,” insisted a spokesman for Rooney.
“It is well-known that certain unpleasant, misguided people have in the past compared Wayne to a potato, and this is just the latest example of this cruel trend.”
“The juxtaposition of vast over-valuation with the muddy root vegetable is hardly subtle, and we think the photographer should be ashamed of himself.”
Photographer Kevin Abosch seemed bemused speaking to journalists this morning.
“It’s a potato,” he muttered, shaking his head. “I have no idea what they are talking about.”
Reporters then showed him a picture of Wayne Rooney.
“Oh my God,” he explained.