TIMO WERNER has been made an ‘honourary North Macedonian citizen’ with his own hilarious fake ID card.
The Germany striker, 25, fluffed his lines in embarrassing fashion to produce a horror miss on Wednesday.
His almighty blunder proved costly as Joachim Low’s side lost 2-1 at home to North Macedonia – their first defeat in a World Cup qualifier since the 5-1 loss to England in 2001.
And it did not take long for one North Macedonian newspaper to rub in the mockery after a famous victory.
The photoshopped ID includes his name, a headshot picture of the striker, his Macedonian nationality and a child-like ‘TW’ scrawled in the signature box.
The date of issue was March 31, 2021 – the day of the match – and expires in ten years.
But one minor blip saw the artist knock a year off Werner with his date of birth recorded as March 6, 1997 instead of 1996.
Low’s men were sniffing a winner with ten minutes left in Duisburg when Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan rolled the ball across for the incoming Werner.
The ex-RB Leipzig hero, on as a sub for Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz, seemed to get his feet tangled up as he mis-hit a left-footer wide.
Werner stooped down in embarrassment and disbelief, holding his head in his hands – while North Macedonian players were visibly stunned.
It was another horror moment for the out-of-form forward, who has managed just ten goals in 39 appearances for the Blues since his £48million transfer.
And it got even worse for Die Mannschaft when Eljif Elmas fired a late clincher for the visitors.