Police today revealed that the Sunderland fan who went viral on social media for 'pooing in his seat' didn't defecate after all.
Images on social media - which we chose not to publish - showed a fan in the South Stand of the Stadium of Light, naked from the waist down, appearing to defecate in his seat during Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Reading.
The story made national headlines, but all the club would say yesterday was that the matter was in the hands of the police.
Today, Northumbria Police issued a statement which said: "Further to media reports reporting a fan defecated on his seat during the Sunderland v Reading match on Saturday, police would like to clarify that this was not the case.
"A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in/while entering a sports ground and has been dealt with appropriately. At no point did he defecate on his seat."