England suffered an early setback on Sunday to its World Cup prospects when Lee Nelson failed to join the squad.
The comic - and potential well good England centre-forward - managed to get into a private terminal at Luton airport where the 23-man squad was preparing to fly to Miami.
Nelson is said to have been spotted by Steven Gerrard and removed by security guards sympathetic to the German team.
The incident follows that in which Jack Dee was proclaimed cheerleader for the team.
A police spokesman said that Mr Nelson, who was wearing a suit identical to the squad, might not have been spotted 'if he hadn't been a bit offside' and an alert policeman hadn't blown his whistle.
'Mr Nelson seems to think that England's participation in the World Cup is a laughing matter,' the spokesman said.