Lots of jokes after Chris Smalling’s hot tub caught fire

Twitter is having great fun with the news that firefighters were called to Chris Smalling’s house last night - after the Manchester United star's hot tub caught fire.

Lots of jokes after Chris Smalling’s hot tub caught fire

Manchester Evening News reports that emergency services were called to his luxurious home in Altrincham after police on patrol in the area noticed smoke coming from the property.

They found a large whirlpool bath alight in the back garden and the fire spreading to nearby decking.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Just after 8pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a crew from Altrincham Fire Station attended a house in Altrincham after reports of a fire in a back garden.”

Smalling was not at home at the time and the fire was reportedly as a result of an electrical fault.

That didn’t stop online commenters having great fun with the news.

To add fuel to the fire (sorry) Smalling had earlier posted a picture on Instagram suggesting he was enjoying a poker night at home.

Even Smalling's unfortunate team-mate Phil Jones was dragged into the story.

And no-one was letting the fact that Smalling wasn't there interfere with the fun.

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