Chris Kamara has warned people not to be alarmed - after a local police force tweeted an e-fit image of a wanted man who resembled the presenter.
Kamara made the joke on Twitter after Cleethorpes Community Policing Team posted an e-fit image of a man wearing a hard hat on Facebook.
The man is wanted for trying to force his way into a house in Cleethorpes, East Lincolnshire, on Thursday, June 13.
Dozens of people commented on the Facebook post, noticing the resemblance of the e-fit image with Kamara.
One person said: "Ring Chris Kamara he might help".
Another commented: "Unbelievable Jeff".
The Sky Sports star saw the funny side of the joke, posting a picture of him in a hard hat on Twitter.
He said: "Please don’t be alarmed if you see me out & about this afternoon... I am working".
Humberside Police later responded, confirming they had ruled Kamara out of the investigation.
They said: "The likeness might be "Unbelievable Jeff" but we're happy to confirm that we've ruled @chris_kammy out of our investigation into an attempted burglarly at a house in Trinity Rd Cleethorpes.
"If you can help us find the person responsible, call us on 101 re log 641 of June 13."
Kamara played for Leeds United between 1990 and 1991 and now lives in Wakefield.
Last year, a David Schwimmer lookalike went viral after Blackpool police released a CCTV image of the man holding a crate of beer in a supermarket.
Friends actor Schwimmer then posted a parody video of him holding a crate of beer with the words, "Officer, I swear it wasn't me".