Benjamin Mendy had a meltdown in prison after mistakenly believing he was going to be locked up in a VIP wing meant for celebrities and sports stars.
The Man City defender was transported to tough HMP Altcourse on Friday after appearing in court charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
When he arrived at the Category B jail in Liverpool he was told he was going to be put on the VP wing.
However, the 27-year-old World Cup winner misunderstood prison staff and thought he was going to the VIP wing.
According to a report: “When Mendy arrived staff explained he was going to be kept on the VP wing for his own safety.
“But perhaps because he is French and his English isn’t great, he misunderstood what they had said and thought he was being taken to a VIP wing for celebrities.
“He had a rude awakening when he saw the cell and realised who he was going to be mixing with.
“He wasn’t happy and it was a very sobering experience for him.”
He will appear at Chester crown court on September 10.