Smalling contemplates the wisdom of attending a party dressed as a suicide bomber.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has apologised for his baffling decision to appear as a suicide bomber at a costume party.

A photograph of Smalling in his costume, which his management company said was taken at a private party in his home, was on the front page of Thursday’s editions of The Sun.

It shows the England international with what appears to be a mock bomb strapped to his waist, mobile phone around his chest, and cables leading up his body. Also on his body were bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull, while he also wore an Arab head dress.

What was he thinking, you may be asking. Not a lot, it’s safe to assume.

According to Smalling’s management group, the outfit was a convoluted ‘pun’ on the ”Jagerbomb” drink, which is a combination of those two drinks.

”Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home,” Wasserman Media Group said in a statement to The Associated Press.

”He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular ”Jagerbomb drink.”

”Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologizes for any offense caused.”