Social media is a new maze modern day footballers must be wary of and Brisbane Roar foreigner Eric Bautheac has raised a number of eyebrows after a number of Instagram posts saw him sporting other A-League club's jerseys.
The Frenchman arrived in Australia last season linking up with Brisbane as he went on to play 21 games and score two goals in a mixed first season Down Under.
After a career exclusively spent in France with Nice and Lille, Bautheac showed flashes of brilliance but did take some time to adapt to the physicality of the A-League.
It's expected that the attacker will remain with the Roar next season and indeed have his contract upgraded to that of a marquee, but three Instagram stories with the player posing in both a Melbourne City and Sydney FC jersey has got social media curious.
— Joshua Watson (@Jwat114) May 26, 2018
— Oliver (@fcbrisbane) May 26, 2018
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Bautheac, who is on holidays in France, sought to clarify the situation declaring he is Roar through and through however.
— Eric bautheac (@BautheacEric) May 26, 2018