Argentine striker punished for driving while disqualified.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been given a community service order according to ESPN.
The Argentine forward was instructed to perform 250 hours of community work, fined £1000 and given a six month driving ban during his appearance at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court.
The sentence follows the striker’s guilty plea for driving while disqualified and without insurance after he was caught driving his Porsche on March 7th.
Tevez was originally disqualified from driving after he pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide information after his Hummer car was caught speeding.
The player’s solicitor claimed he did not respond to letters from the police because he did not understand the word ‘constabulary’.
The 29 year old was represented by Gwyn Lewis, who has been nicknamed Merlin the Magician for his ability to make worrying cases disappear.
Tevez is City’s top scorer this season after hitting the back of the net on 16 occassions and the court case will hardly have been ideal preparation for the striker as City get ready to face Tevez’s former club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday.
Tevez is rumoured to be homesick and keen to return to South America and this sentence could speed up his departure from the club.