The man who claimed to have found and returned Daniel Sturridge’s dog has slated the footballer for being ‘dishonest’ about the reward.
The ex-Liverpool star, 29, made a heartfelt appeal for his dog, Lucci, to be returned after his house in Los Angeles was broken into earlier this week.
And it wasn’t long before an aspiring LA rapper by the name of ‘Killa Fame’ said that he had found the missing dog.
However, the same man has now slammed the English striker for apparently not paying up the £30,000 reward in a series of tweets — some of which have been deleted.
Killa Fame tweeted: “Found @DanielSturridge dog Lucci by me and my nephew… no sizable reward.. so dishonest lies. €30,000 [sic].”
The rapper continued to rant about not receiving payment for Lucci’s return and called the former Reds striker “dishonest.”
He added in two tweets: “So since @DanielSturridge dog was found by a black man… he didn’t deserve the Reward offered!
“Don’t offer a reward if you not planning on Living up to your word [sic]!!”
Sturridge, who is now a free agent, posted a video message on Instagram thanking everybody for helping him to reunite with Lucci.
“I can’t believe it,” the England international said.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone on social media who supported us and raised awareness.
“I’m so thankful.”
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Thanks to everyone worldwide for the support. We’re so grateful for you all without you this wouldn’t have been possible!! @luccidapoochie is safe and sound!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks to everyone involved across LA. Special thanks to @kimberlychengtv for giving us the tip off that someone called into the show and said they have him. Her lead enabled myself and friends to go pick him up. 😎🙌🏾❤️