Chris Kamara warned people not to be alarmed as he donned a hard hat in an apparent nod to a police e-fit image said to look like him.

Cleethorpes Community Policing Team this posted on Facebook an image of a suspect they were pursuing, and were met with a slew of responses suggesting it resembled Sky Sports presenter Kamara.

And the former Leeds United player appears to have spotted the image as he tweeted out an image of himself wearing construction worker attire with the caption: “Please don’t be alarmed if you see me out & about this afternoon – I am working.”

The original police image caught the eye after being posted online by officers looking for a man suspected of attempting to force his way into a house on Trinity Road in Cleethorpes on June 13.

Undated handout image issued by Cleethorpes Community Policing Team of an e-fit released to try and catch a suspect who attempted to force his way into a house
(Cleethorpes Community Policing Team)

One Facebook user, Nick Donnelly, wrote “Unbelievable Jeff” in a reference to his Soccer Saturday catchphrase, while another, Ben Horrocks, commented: “Ring Chris Kamara he might help”.

Other Facebook users suggested the image looked like Lionel Richie and the construction worker from the Village People.