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Derby County have released a statement revealing that the man responsible for stopping the team's training session was from Leeds United.
"Derby County Football Club can confirm that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary were called to the Derby County Training Centre at around 11:20am on Thursday 10th January 2019 following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises," reads the statement.
"It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club.
"The club is now in discussion with Leeds United club officials in relation to this incident.
"At this time no further comment will be made."
BREAKING: Derby County have released a statement confirming that an employee of Leeds United's footballing staff was caught spying outside their training ground.- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) 11 January 2019
WHAT THE F*CK :joy::joy::joy:
Police went to the training ground on Thursday morning, even went onto the pitch before a man with pliers and binoculars was questioned by a fence.- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) 11 January 2019
This is both absolutely mental and hilarious...
Early reports suggested that police had arrived on the scene to apprehend the man who was spying on the team's training session.
He was found to have a pair of pliers, a spare set of clothes and a pair of binoculars on him.
Frank Lampard's side will face Leeds at Elland Road today.
Officers were called at around 11.20am on Thursday, January 10, to reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the @dcfcofficial training ground on Morley Road, #Derby. A man was found at the perimeter fence of Moor Farm and was spoken to. (1/2)- Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) 11 January 2019
Officers conducted routine checks which were all above board. Despite media reports, no damage to the fence was found, and the man was stopped outside the grounds. No arrests were made and the man was sent on his way. (2/2)- Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) 11 January 2019
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