August 13th, 2009

Grist to the Mill

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Regular readers will know of my disdain for footballers (yes, I am bigoted against them*), so it’s nice to report when they cock-up.

Tottenham Hotspur have been in the headlines recently for events off the pitch, as their players fail to understand the road traffic law in relation to driving their high-powered, very expensive vehicles on the roads of the UK.

Jermain Defoe doesn’t appear to know the meaning of speed limits after being convicted twice in he space of a month for exceeding the speed limit in his Ferrari. He was convicted of driving at 45 in a 30 near his home town in Hertfordshire & given four points & £970 fine (isn’t that about 4 seconds’ worth of earnings?). As he was convicted of speeding on the M11 in Essex the month before, he was given a six-month disqualification which was suspended pending an appeal. (He’s been arrested for disqualified driving since & is considering legal action for wrongful arrest, but that’s a different story).

In the early hours of today Defoe’s team-mate David Bentley was arrested & charged with drink driving having crashed his Porsche into a lamppost near his home in Hertfordshire. He will be appearing at magistrates court later this month.

All this comes a couple of months after another Spurs player, Ledley King, was arrested on suspicion of ABH outside a nightclub in London.

Harry Rednapp must be so proud.

* I don’t actually believe that all professional footballers are violent drunks who can’t stick to the rules of the land, just a lot of them.

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  1. you there says:

    Im surprised you`re surprised. That is what today’s role models do. If the court (start laughing now) fined the said footballer/financier/shipping line owner 30% of their wages for the 1st offence and jailed them for months (say 6) for the second. Hey presto no speeding. Joe public should be treated exactly the same. 6 months for speeding; won`t do that again.

    August 13th, 2009 at 20:43

  2. Fee says:

    Maybe they shouldn’t be allowed cars where the fuel consumption (in miles per gallon) is roughly equal to their IQ?

    August 13th, 2009 at 20:53

  3. rafanon says:

    They need big cars for their ego’s.

    Well done 200…a cat amongst the Spurs fans!

    August 14th, 2009 at 13:16

  4. copper bottom says:

    Bill Cosby said it al in a recent speech…

    Referring to basketball players (heros and role models to some kids) ‘we got mulit-millionare players that cant read and write…’

    yes Bill… in the UK they are football players…


    August 14th, 2009 at 14:00

  5. Linda Baki says:

    I know they have not killed anyone yet…but drink driving should bear the full force of the law…When you are behind a wheel you are driving a lethal weapon…The link I have posted is of a woman’ with a family to live for her (huseband was also injured )who died at the hands of a drink driver….Her beautiful children in a garden of sunflowers at the end of the video brings it right to your door….DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE…

    August 14th, 2009 at 16:55

  6. Tom Gane says:

    Linda Baki

    They, and like minded drivers, appear to be the few who walk away.

    I agree with 200. But what really gets me gnashing my teeth is the fact that after a prang, I would spend my time in a car with a casualty, while the moron miscreant was unscathed.

    August 14th, 2009 at 17:14

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