|Brek Shea is seen holding the pig's head which offended Stoke teammate Kenwyne Jones|
Winger Brek Shea posted a picture on Instagram of himself with a real life pig's head, allegedly found in Jones' locker, with the caption "Locker room banter gone wild!"
But the Trinidadian, who is a Rastafarian and does not eat pork, didn't see the funny side of the joke and allegedly smashed the windshield of a car belonging to Whelan, who Jones was convinced was behind the prank.
Jones' girlfriend, Kissa Abdullah, obviously angered by the incident in the locker room and expressed her displeasure on Twitter.
Big men acting like kids a pigs head is not a prank its just disgusting!!!!! Wtf??? I don't get how was that sup 2 be funny!!!! Really???— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
@theswin they put a huge bloody pigs head in his clothes at training! He warned them 2 keep him out of the banter or else! u kno the rest— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
Listen 4 all those who don't get it lay the f! back! Where I come from that's not anywhere close 2 funny! Esp not knowing religious beliefs— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
It just takes a minute to be sensitive to someone's beliefs no one says u can't have a sense of humour but let it be a joke! This wasn't!— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions mine is I don't agree wrapping a pigs head in his clothes!— Kissa Abdullah (@kissakj) May 17, 2013
"The club takes seriously reports of an incident at our training ground this afternoon," read a statement on the Potters' website.
"A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behavior will be dealt with in accordance with the club's disciplinary procedures."
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live on Friday, Stoke manager Tony Pulis also vowed to get to the bottom of exactly what had gone on.
He said: "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 incident comes just days after retiring Stoke striker Michael Owen had his car covered in eggs and flour by teammates.
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