London, UK - There are reports this weekend that the self-styled Houdini-artiste may have ‘faked’ his disappearance at a Turkish bath somewhere in The Phosphorous - eh, Bosphorus - a bit like Lord Lucan in 1974.
The news comes amid ‘sightings’ of the 69 year old Saudi loudmouth ‘playing in goal’ for Barking Rovers in the club’s ninth round Cup Tie friendly against Tottenham Hotspur at the Isle of Dogs.
Spurs won match 17-nil with Harry Kane scoring all the goals.
Commenting on this latest twist a spokesperson for the royal palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia blamed dastardly Iranian factions.
“You are all *!**#%”””%/!!ed you Ayatollah-fellating bastards,” were his actual words.