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Tevez

Postby reohn2 » 3 Apr 2013, 6:07pm

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Re: Tevez

Postby eileithyia » 3 Apr 2013, 9:50pm

hmm not entirely sure what I think, the fine could have been heftier considering his rather large income,
should he go to prison? perhaps it would teach him and his ilk a lesson, but at 'our cost'? With those wages he earns he should be fined enough to cover a prison spell..

I guess at least community service should at least teach him to roll his sleeves up and do something positive in the local community....

I wonder who tipped the police off, that they just happened to be in the right place just at the right time :D At least this time it would appear they got it right and the slippery lawyer did not find some irregularlity in the police paperwork and get his client off......
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Re: Tevez

Postby LollyKat » 3 Apr 2013, 11:23pm

He told the officer: "I only live down the road. Two minutes."


He should have used a bicycle .... :roll:

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Re: Tevez

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Apr 2013, 7:23am

It sounds like hubris but it's hard to know what sort of advice he's been given. Apparently he's not passed a UK driving test because his English isn't good enough. I see that he was disqualified for failing to identify the driver when he was sent the relevant police forms after two separate alleged speeding offences. His solicitor apparently told the court at that time that his client had not understood what "constabulary" meant. BTW, the solicitor, prominently discussed in yesterday's papers seems to revel in a certain fame with Manchester City players - Claud the Conjurer (not his real name.)

When he was arrested, it seems he'd driven down the road to his local hotel/ golf club and somebody grassed him up. The hotel's website notes that it has an FA approved training pitch where guests can spot the soccer stars. I'm left wondering if the reg plate makes him easy to spot.

I don't suppose we are going to see him on the embankment by a main road litter picking in a hi-viz tabard emblazoned with "community payback."
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From my own paper this morning, I see it's being bandied about that he was only spared gaol because of the skills of his solicitor. I'll suggest that that's codswallop because there was never a chance that he would be sent down.

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Re: Tevez

Postby james01 » 4 Apr 2013, 9:43am

There was a suggestion some time ago that illegal drivers' cars would be legally seized and either crushed or auctioned for the public purse. I wonder what became of it?
In this case the punishment effect of fines or confiscation of vehicle for a mega-earner are just a joke. Apart from an actual jail sentence the career disruption of community service seems to be about the best outcome here :(

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Re: Tevez

Postby al_yrpal » 4 Apr 2013, 11:18am

He comes from a country where lying cheating and breaking the law is the norm. So now he is in this country its quite hard for him to adjust. Should have been banned for 12 months from the new offence IMO. He has got off lighter than a Brit would have because he has fame and money. They were too soft.

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Re: Tevez

Postby meic » 4 Apr 2013, 11:27am

al_yrpal wrote:He comes from a country where lying cheating and breaking the law is the norm. So now he is in this country its quite hard for him to adjust. Should have been banned for 12 months from the new offence IMO. He has got off lighter than a Brit would have because he has fame and money. They were too soft.

Al


Yes it must have been really hard for him, poor foreigner. I am pleased to see that all our British born and bred Football stars dont act that way. As they are from a civilised law abiding country and not lousy Johny Foreigners.
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Re: Tevez

Postby reohn2 » 4 Apr 2013, 11:36am

al_yrpal wrote:He comes from a country where lying cheating and breaking the law is the norm. So now he is in this country its quite hard for him to adjust. Should have been banned for 12 months from the new offence IMO. He has got off lighter than a Brit would have because he has fame and money. They were too soft.

Al

To a country where lying cheating and breaking the law are the norm.Not much has changed there then :)

Do you really believe that? :wink:
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Re: Tevez

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Apr 2013, 12:44pm

james01 wrote:There was a suggestion some time ago that illegal drivers' cars would be legally seized and either crushed or auctioned for the public purse. I wonder what became of it? ....


It looks as though it's thriving.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/pers ... d-car.html

I suspect that that total of 1,000,000 includes a lot of abandoned scrappers and not many soccer stars' 4x4's but who knows?

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Re: Tevez

Postby al_yrpal » 4 Apr 2013, 1:00pm

Some of you guys have obviously never spent time in Rgland! It's not racist at all its just fact. One pair of cycle tourists recently had to have a police escort going through Mendoza or risk being assaulted and all their gear stolen, its the norm there.

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Re: Tevez

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Apr 2013, 1:19pm

al_yrpal wrote:Some of you guys have obviously never spent time in Rgland! It's not racist at all its just fact. One pair of cycle tourists recently had to have a police escort going through Mendoza or risk being assaulted and all their gear stolen, its the norm there.

Al


You are the first person to use the R-word. Protesting too much, perhaps?

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Re: Tevez

Postby al_yrpal » 4 Apr 2013, 2:17pm

Footballers are Gods in Rgland, can do anything, break any laws, cheat and revel in it just like Maradona does. 'The hand of God!'. And the Botox Queen loves them all. I look forward to seeing what he does in his 250 hours....?

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Re: Tevez

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Apr 2013, 3:40pm

According to my Daily T:

Probation officer Mike Boliver, told the court that Tevez was contrite and (he) expected him not to repeat the crime.

"He was very clear when talking to me that this has been a very salutary lesson," Boliver said. "I think [considering] the seriousness and significance of this type of offence, the likelihood of this happening again is very, very slim...."


Perhaps he's pulled the wool over the probation officers's eyes. Perhaps, in the rarefied atmosphere of Premiership football, he's been given poor advice from colleagues and the like. Who knows? I've been present in court plenty of times when a disqualified driver has been threatened with jail "next time" but I don't remember a disqualified driver being jailed for their first breach of a driving ban. If Mr Boliver turns out to have been wrong, I'll predict that a second conviction for this might result in a suspended sentence, rather than immediate impt.
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This has just appeared on the BBC site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma ... r-22026447

It's an example of what I'm getting at. It doesn't take much rubbish advice from people who might be expected tp know better for young men with a lot of money and a big ego to think they are untouchable.

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Re: Tevez

Postby jezer » 4 Apr 2013, 4:52pm

I hope his community service will include plenty of match days, with appropriate loss of wages. I somehow doubt it though, his fans would be devastated, and we all know that football is sacrosanct :?
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Re: Tevez

Postby reohn2 » 4 Apr 2013, 5:02pm

al_yrpal wrote:Some of you guys have obviously never spent time in Rgland! It's not racist at all its just fact. One pair of cycle tourists recently had to have a police escort going through Mendoza or risk being assaulted and all their gear stolen, its the norm there.

Al


Al
You seem to have lost your sense of humour.
I Googled Rgland and got a load of estate agents.I've still not a clue what it is,I must have lead a sheltered life :? Educate me.
As for racism I don't recall anyone mentioning it :?
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