Andy Murray has revealed he had his tennis shoes and wedding ring stolen in a bizarre mishap at a hotel.
The tennis star revealed on an Instagram video that he had attempted to air out his worn tennis shoes to stop them from smelling and placed them under his car all night.
The 34-year-old is preparing for action at the Indian Wells tournament and is staying at a hotel in California.
The following day he went back to retrieve his shoes and realised that they had been stolen at some point in the night.
It wasn’t until his physio asked where his wedding ring was that he realised it was also missing – and remembered that it was tied to the shoe laces because he can’t wear it while he plays.
The mortified sports star said he’s now in the bad books with wife Kim after misplacing his wedding band.
He said: “As I was preparing for my practise, my physio said to me ‘where’s your wedding ring’ and I was like ‘oh no’,”
Andy continued: “I basically tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes because I can’t play with it on, so yeah, my wedding ring has been stolen as well.
“Needless to say I am in the bad books at home, so I want to try and find it.
“If anyone can share this, or may have any clue to where they might be it would be very helpful so I can try to get it back and get to the bottom of this.”
Murray appears to have learnt his lesson as he captioned the video on Instagram: “Yes I know I’m an idiot and in hindsight it seems like a terrible idea but I need some help.
“What should the reward be for getting it back? #ring #shoes #idiot #help #clown”
Fans rushed to the comments of the video to share their thoughts on Andy’s unfortunate situation.
One fan commented: “I wouldn’t wanna be in your shoes Andy!”
Another replied: “Can everyone be on the lookout for Andy’s smelly ring please?”
A third wrote: ” Most likely an animal has taken this, mistaking it for its dinner which probably smelt just as good. 10/10 effort though. At least it’s an interesting story, you’ll always have that, which is just as good as a wedding ring, right?”