Drink-driving arrests made after Premier League ace Mousset's $400,000 Lamborghini is wrecked in midnight crash with parked cars
Shocking pictures of the car emerged on social media before police confirmed that the collision had taken place on a road in Sheffield, with the pair detained under suspicion of drink-driving.
Both men were later released, and South Yorkshire Police did not confirm whether there had been any injuries.
In a statement released hours later, Mousset's club, bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, said they were "aware of images" and "making internal enquiries" after the club reporter for local newspaper the Sheffield Star shared them.
Sheffield United say they're making internal inquiries after what appears to be Lys Mousset's Lamborghini Aventador was involved in a collision last night. Police have arrested two men in their 20s on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit. Story soon #sufc#twitterbladespic.twitter.com/Yic6yrxnxX— Danny Hall (@dannyhall04) January 4, 2021
The police statement said: “Police were called at around 12.10am this morning following reports of a collision on Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield.
“It is reported that an orange Lamborghini was involved in a collision with a number of parked cars.
“Two men in their 20s were arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit. Both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.”
“Can you hear that noise?” 🤣“That’s how much we have changed. We have got a Lamborghini in our car park.”“He revs it to wind people up!” 🙈Hilarious moment our Chris Wilder chat is interrupted by Lys Mousset’s car 😂 pic.twitter.com/GNFfQUPqZB— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 18, 2020
Moose x The Arctic Monkeys 👀Oli getting Lys into some of his playlist, full video now on YouTube 👏 pic.twitter.com/3hOxW80yG4— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) March 14, 2020
Mousset joined the club for more than $13 million from Bournemouth last summer and is thought to earn around $34,000 a week.
The 24-year-old is yet to score this season and was replaced in the second half as United lost at Crystal Palace on Saturday - their 15th defeat of their 17 league matches in a nightmare season so far.
Former France youth international Mousset was out injured for the best part of three months earlier this season but has started each of United's last two matches, neither of which they have scored in.Also on rt.com Rodgers, Tuchel and... John Terry?: Bookies predict next Chelsea boss with Frank Lampard ODDS-ON to be next managerial casualty