'Danny Drink-beer?' - Chelsea midfielder trolled for sober-sounding surname after DUI arrest
Drinkwater, who has been a bit-part player for the London team since joining from Leicester City in 2017, with whom he won the English Premier League title, was arrested on Monday after a collision near his home in Mere, Cheshire.
A Cheshire Police statement read: "Danny Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday 8 April following a one-vehicle collision on Ashley Road in Mere.
I guess you can call him: Danny Drinkbeer 🤔Badum tsss— Juan Velazquez (@JuanDirection58) April 9, 2019
“He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Stockport magistrates court on Monday 13 May.”
As expected, social media was awash with slightly less-than-creative memes featuring predictable puns on the player's teetotaler-sounding second name. Even former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas got in on the action.
Danny Drinkwhat?— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 9, 2019
Danny Drinkdriver as he'll be known the rest of his career! 🤔😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eu4Hz4ULkL— Dean 🇬🇧LUFC ⚽Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! 🎵MOT🎵⚽ (@CoatonDean) April 9, 2019
Danny Drinkwater's Wikipedia page has been updated... pic.twitter.com/aZXwsOzJoW— 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤. (@hardman_fran) April 9, 2019
You were named for this not to happen, Danny next time simply Drinkwater. https://t.co/J6rwoB3EUa— Mod (@CFCMod_) April 9, 2019
Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink driving. This Leicester fan knew. pic.twitter.com/zvwtJWqMh4— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) April 9, 2019
Here is a rare picture of a drinkwater drinking water pic.twitter.com/QEoOPg7Fdw— zack croker (@CrokerZack) April 9, 2019
For god sake Danny DRINKWATER— Jack Jones (@jckjones861) April 9, 2019
Danny Drinkwater charged with drink driving. Oh dear. pic.twitter.com/BSEg04iyqC— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) April 9, 2019
Other's found time to criticize the state of modern football by mentioning the fact Drinkwater takes home his current wages of around £100,000 per week ($130,000), despite not having played competitive football for Chelsea this season, and the last time he saw action for Chelsea was 30 minutes in the Community Shield.