Was he going to put the chunk in his house? Or what was he going to do with? So many questions are begging for answers. Former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou who has been caught on camera vandalising the historical Berlin Wall.

The 29-year-old was filmed by a Berlin TV station breaking off a piece of the monument with a hammer and chisel; an offence punishable by a fine of at least €10,000.

Kani Alavi, the chairman of the Eastside Gallery, Berlin expressed shock at the Ivorian’s action.

“I nearly fell off the sofa when I saw the footage. Here we have a well-paid celebrity increasing his market value at the expense of a national monument. Without respect. And with the clear backing of television. Just because there is no security patrolling the Gallery, doesn’t mean you can go around doing what you want. If he had done that at the Brandenburg Gate, the player would probably have been arrested.” He said.