A ‘Snodgrass’ is actually a fictional creation by Roald Dahl, scientists have confirmed.
Dr Paul Welsh from the Institute of Spurious Football Studies, said: “A ‘Snodgrass’ is actually a fictional little Scottish creature that runs around taking set pieces.
“The interesting quirk about a Snodgrass is that it actually has quite a cultured left foot, despite being Scottish.”
Dr Welsh added: “We’ve got no idea how one of these creatures has crossed over into the realms of reality but it seems to be attracting a lot of interest from football clubs.”
“The only way to stop a Snodgrass is not to give any set pieces away. Without set pieces, a Snodgrass is useless.”