Former Liverpool player, Daniel Sturridge, has been instructed to pay £22,400 to a man who found his lost dog.
The pet was stolen from a house in Los Angeles in 2019, according to the former Liverpool striker, who offered money for its return.
Local musician Foster Washington discovered the Pomeranian, named Lucci, and publicized photos on social media, enabling Sturridge to reunite with his pet.
In July 2019, Sturridge requested the return of his dog on social media, and the story was scooped up by certain US media sources.
He was extremely pleased when he was reunited with Lucci and appreciated everyone for creating awareness through social media.
Having failed to honor the reward, a Los Angeles judge has ordered Sturridge to pay Washington $30,085 in compensation.
According to court documents gathered by the PA news agency, Sturridge was handed a default judgment, which means he chose not to respond to the complaint.
Mr. Washington, whose rapper name is Killa Fame, alleged Sturridge had “let him down“.
While talking to PA, he said
Mr. Washington acknowledged that he had not yet finalized payment arrangements with Sturridge.