Liverpool flop Andrea Dossena says he was treated like a 'terrorist' in shoplifting saga

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The Leyton Orient defender was recently cleared of all charges after an incident in Harrods.

According to the BBC Liverpool paid Udinese a fee in the region of £7 million for Italian international Andrea Dossena in July 2008.

Things never truly got off the ground for Dossena during his 18 month stint at Liverpool. He made just 18 Premier League appearances for the team and despite some memorable moments such as goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United in the space of a week he never made the grade ahead of competition from Fabio Aurelio and Emilliano Insua.

So he was flogged to Napoli in January of 2010.

Since then he has certainly made the news, often for the wrong reasons.

After three years at Napoli he headed to Sunderland and in November he joined League One side Leyton Orient, who are battling relegation to League Two.

But he was recently in the news for shoplifting. He was arrested after an incident at Harrods earlier this month but was cleared of all charges soon after.

Now he has spoken of the incident and was not happy with the way he was treated by the police. He told Corriere dello Sport, as translated by Football Italia:

“Me, my wife, and my son Romeo went for a day out. We got to the checkout and paid, without noticing that there was a pack of dried beef and a jar of honey in the bag.

“I don’t know how it happened, I was completely oblivious.

“We were put in handcuffs, like you’d do with a terrorist in certain cases. Obviously I was in disbelief, not just because of that, but because I had no idea what was going on and why...

“They took us to the police station, where they kept us up past half past 10 at night, irrespective of the need of a two-and-a-half-year-old child...It’s absurd to treat a child this way.

“The police confirmed that I had acted in good faith, and two days later the case was closed.”

Dossena will now be hoping to put this incident behind him and help Leyton Orient survive the drop to English football's fourth tier.

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