How is Glen Johnson going to get to Liverpool training at Melwood and for matchdays as he is no longer allowed to drive for SIX months?
The Liverpool defender has received a six month driving ban for failing to return a form telling police who was driving his Audi when it broke a 50mph limit on the A55 in North Wales according to the Mirror.
Johnson was unable to attend the court hearing as the report states:
At an earlier hearing, Johnson’s lawyer Barry Warburton told Llandudno Magistrates’ Court that his client couldn’t attend because he had been “locked up” his bosses.
Mr Warburton had previously argued that the case should be adjourned because Johnson was “in the custody of his club”.
At a hearing last month, Mr Warburton explained: “I was told yesterday that Mr Johnson couldn’t come to court because there is an away game this weekend and quite literally the players are locked up from nine o’clock this morning.
“They train from nine until two then are sent to Hull where they play on Sunday and are kept in hotel rooms.
“They are quite literally in the custody of the club. I apologise he can’t get here.
”He’s in a catch-22 situation. If he had been here today he would have been disciplined by the club. He’s in a very, very difficult position.”
But the court convicted him in his absence. Prestatyn magistrates also told him to pay £2,300.
With the large amounts of money that these football stars earn, you would think that some of them do not care about such infringements with the law. Often you hear of footballers being fined for high speed driving and not paying their fines. No one is above the law, even footballers!
A few weeks ago Liverpool defender, funnily enough a right back too like Glen Johnson, Andre Wisdom abandoned his £100k Porsche in muddy woods after getting lost on his way to Derby’s ground where he is currently on loan. Who just leaves their car in the middle of no where, especially one worth that much?
So now Glen Johnson is going to have to find someone to drive him up and down, that surely is not ideal!