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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez back behind the wheel

Tevez back behind the wheel just days after court bans him for six months…

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

13:09 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:33 GMT, 8 April 2013

Carlos Tevez has been driving officials at Manchester City round the bend recently.

And Roberto Mancini will no doubt be fuming to discover his star striker is back behind the wheel just days after admitting to a court that he was caught without insurance while disqualified.

But the Italian need not worry, because while Tevez serves a six-month ban from driving on the road, he was been getting his vehicle fix around the golf course.

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy

Are you sure you're allowed to do that, Carlos Just days after being banned from driving, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was back -behind the wheel. Luckily for his legal team, it was only a golf buggy


Carlos Tevez

The 29-year-old
was found guilty at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court in Cheshire last
week and was ordered to pay 1,145 in court costs, as well as a fine, on
top of the driving sanctions and added punishment of community service,
which he started on Friday.

Tevez was on the golf course 24 hours after starting his sentence, for which he must complete 250 hours.

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance in front of Macclesfield magistrates on Wednesday… but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

Court in the act: Tevez was banned from driving after an appearance at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday... but he'll be back in action tonight in the Manchester derby

The Argentine arrived for his
cleaning duties in a 100,000 Porsche, chauffeur-driven to the site in
Cheshire where he was soon informed that he would be cleaning a 30ft
storage container owned by the Probation Service, according to The Sun.

He worked for two hours cleaning
equipment including brushes, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and spades. Maybe
that's why he thought it was a good idea to scrub up on his golf skills,
too.

Carlos Tevez begins community service arrives in Porsche rows with fan

Dropped off in his Porsche, Tevez kicks off community service with a cleaning job… before rowing with fan who took photo of him in hi-vis jacket

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

08:34 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

08:43 GMT, 8 April 2013

Carlos Tevez began his community service sentence in style – by arriving for his cleaning duties in a 100,000 Porsche.

The Manchester City forward was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work after he admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance.

But the 29-year-old, who donned a hi-vis jacket, failed to keep a low profile after rowing with a fan who took a photo of the Argentine.

On the field: Carlos Tevez trains ahead of the Manchester derby having started his community service

On the field: Carlos Tevez trains ahead of the Manchester derby having started his community service

Tevez was chauffeur-driven to the site in Cheshire on Friday morning and he was soon informed that he would be cleaning a 30ft storage container owned by the Probation Service, according to The Sun.

It holds equipment including brushes, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and spades and the City player, who also brought an interpreter, spent two hours carrying out his duties.

'Tevez was wearing a hi-vis orange jacket with Community Payback on
the back, plus a hat, black Community Payback issue boots, and grey joggers,' a source told The Sun.

'He took a fair bit out of the container — it looked like he had to take it
out to tidy it up.'

But his short stay turned sour when a fan tried to take a photo of Tevez, who took offence.

Bib of a different kind: Tevez wore a hi-vis vest as he started clearing out a 30ft unit

Bib of a different kind: Tevez wore a hi-vis vest as he started clearing out a 30ft unit

'He must have thought it was a great photo opportunity, but Tevez saw him
and stormed up to him saying, “Give me phone. Delete photo, delete photo,”' the source said.

'He must have said no because Tevez tried to reach for the phone to snatch it.

'But then the probation officer stepped in to defuse the situation. He was
asked to delete it so he did. He didn’t want to get anyone in trouble.'

Tevez, who is in the squad
to face Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight, soon put the row
behind him however as he took to the golf course on Saturday.

The 200,000-a-week Argentina forward
was caught by police on March 7 — after an anonymous tip-off — leaving a
Cheshire golf club behind the wheel of a Porsche Cayenne while already
banned.

No worries: Roberto Mancini is not concerned about Tevez being affected by his punishment

No worries: Roberto Mancini is not concerned about Tevez being affected by his punishment

Passing sentence, chair of the bench
Elizabeth Depares told the defendant: ‘Mr Tevez, you must realise you
are a role model to thousands, if not millions, of fans but nobody is
above the law. You should not have been driving.’

When asked if the community service
was likely to cause a problem for City, boss Roberto Mancini said: 'I don't think so,
no. I didn't speak with him about this.

'I think that Carlos made a mistake and he will pay for this. But usually he has good behaviour.'

Another City player, Samir Nasri, was also been banned from driving last week.

Mancini does not think these incidents badly affect the image of the club.

He said: 'I don't think this. This is their private life. We can do nothing about this. This can happen sometimes.'

Euro 2012: Russia fined for fan fireworks

Kicked while they're down! Eliminated Russia hit with fine over crowd trouble

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UPDATED:

10:32 GMT, 18 June 2012

UEFA have fined the Russian Football Union for the ugly scenes which marred their Euro 2012 match against Poland.

However the punishment of €30,000 (24,300) does not mean the suspended six-point deduction Russia incurred last week will be activated.

UEFA announced on their website: 'The Football Union of Russia (RFS) has been fined €30,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks by spectators, displaying of illicit banners and the invasion of the pitch by a supporter at last week's UEFA EURO 2012 Group A match against Poland in Warsaw.

Provocative: Ugly scenes marred Russia's Group A clash against Poland

Provocative: Ugly scenes marred Russia's Group A clash against Poland

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'The case in question and decision do not have any impact on the probation period for the sanction imposed on the RFS following the incidents at their first match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw. This means the six-point deduction is still currently suspended.'

The suspended points punishment was meted out following the improper behaviour of Russian fans in the Czech match, with the RFS also fined €120,000 euros (96,761).

The Polish Football Association (PZPN) have also been fined €4,000 (3,230) for the setting off of fireworks by spectators at the match against Russia. which finished 1-1.

Russia and co-hosts Poland were knocked out of Euro 2012 after finishing in the bottom two of Group A.

Blackburn"s David Goodwillie dodges jail despite SECOND assault in less than a year

Blackburn striker Goodwillie dodges jail despite SECOND assault in less than a year

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UPDATED:

09:57 GMT, 30 April 2012


Community order: David Goodwillie

Community order: David Goodwillie

Premier League footballer David Goodwillie has been given a community service order for assaulting a man in a city centre.

The Blackburn striker will also be supervised for one year after admitting the attack on John Friel in Glasgow's Queen Street on November 3 2010.

The 23-year-old Scotland international repeatedly punched Mr Friel on the head and body and kicked him.

Sentencing him at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday, Sheriff Stuart Reid said Goodwillie had been convicted of an assault charge less than 12 months before the Queen Street incident and that he did not seem 'deterred' by a fine and compensation order he had been handed for it.

He imposed a 12-month probation order
on him, with the conditions that he is of good behaviour and is
supervised by a local authority officer.

The order also requires Goodwillie to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Donald Findlay QC, representing Goodwillie, said his client was 'keen to make the most of his talent'.

He said: 'It is difficult for young men who have high profiles thrust upon them. It is sometimes difficult for them to cope.

'I am sure Mr Goodwillie can go on to have a long and successful career in the game of professional football.

'He realises he must learn to deal with situations, even if they are not of his making or instigating.'

Mr Findlay added that Goodwillie would approach any sentence handed to him in a 'positive and constructive way'.

Sheriff Reid said: 'I have taken into account the fact you were convicted of assault just under 12 months before this. The fine and compensation order imposed on you then did not seem to have deterred you, and in fact this matter has escalated in severity.

'I plan to impose a probation order on you for a period of 12 months.'

The sheriff said Goodwillie's sentence of 80 hours of unpaid work had been cut from 90 to reflect his plea of guilty on April 2 this year, before the matter was due to go to trial.

Goodwillie, from Stirling, moved from Dundee United to Blackburn last summer for a fee of about 2 million.