Jack Grealish discovers his punishment as he turns up at court for a hearing over his careless driving during the lockdown.
The Aston Villa and England ace was banned from driving for nine months and fined £82,000 for smashing his £80k Range Rover six days into the national lockdown.
After pleading guilty a few weeks back, he has now been disqualified under the totting up rules after smashing his £80k Range Rover.
Jack Grealish’s motor used as a distraction as he arrived at court on foot from down the road. Almost worked as well… pic.twitter.com/NVv55xao3h
— Matthew Cooper (@MatthewCooperPA) December 15, 2020
The 25-year-old allegedly stank of booze when he reversed into two parked cars outside a friend’s house while wearing odd slippers.
Police launched an investigation in March after Grealish was pictured at the scene of a crash when a white Range Rover had hit two parked vehicles, with the driver leaving details.
In a statement, West Midlands police said: ‘We were called to Waterside, Dickens Heath, just before 10am to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars in the street.
‘The driver left his details with a member of the public at the scene before leaving on foot, and will be spoken to by police in due course. Minor damage was caused to the parked vehicles.
‘Officers are investigating the circumstances and anyone with information has been asked to get in touch.’
Less than 24 hours before the crash on the 29th of March, Grealish urged people to stay at home during the pandemic. He said in a video via his social media account:
‘To help save lives you must stay at home. Only leave your house to buy food, buy medicine or to exercise and always remember to stay at least two metres apart.
‘This is urgent, protect the NHS, stay home, save lives.’
In March, he said: “I am old enough now and mature enough to know I’d done wrong.”
Grealish, who the court heard is paid £55,000 a week after tax and national insurance, was also clocked doing 98mph on the way to club training in October.
The footballer, who already had six points on his licence, was handed a fine of £82,499 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court and told to pay £500 in costs.
District judge John Bristow said breaching lockdown was an “aggravating” factor.
He told Grealish: “You should have been at home. You do not assert you had any proper reason not to be.
“You should not have been driving on March 29.”
The fine is believed to be one of the largest ever fines handed out for careless driving.
Recently, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley were reported to have broken strict coronavirus rules .
The duo are said to have broke strict Covid-19 rules on Saturday with a day of partying with video footage showing the pair at a restaurant in London’s Mayfair.
The Sun, who have been slammed by fans online, report that they are seen in a crowded restaurant with other ‘partygoers’ who are in breach of the Tier 2 rule which states “you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place”.
Fans were left amused as a viral ‘leaked’ photo of Jack Grealish did the rounds on Twitter and it left many regretting finding out.
Villa currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, taking 18 points from 10 games played so far.
Fans reacted as Jack Grealish discovers his punishment as he turns up at court…
@duggie8472: The old drop of the Rover
@hammer19760: Surprised he didn’t dive up the steps .
@azrory1989: No look through ball here, surely he’s got to be consistently starting for England
@AlanSmithRL: Amazed he didn’t fall over when the guy with him put his hand on his back
@keeffe_noel: Nicely done. And stayed on his feet too
@nickvann1987__: So he now has more points than us on his own than we have in the last 2months
@DavidBraley90: Thank god for that. On his wages he can easily afford taxis or even his own chauffer. Absolutely no reason for him to be driving.
@bcfc_agenda: Done them tbf Hahahaa can’t knock that
@Broadsword999: Looks like it’s illegally tinted in the front windows.
@rdgmartin: Probably need to check the legality of those front windows too
@JackC1995: Just the weeks wage then I bet he doesn’t even notice it missing in his bank account, bloody cock.
@ftbl_jared: should be banned from football too
@UtdReaIist: keep this abysmal footballer far away from the club
@mark_1367: VAR are looking at the incident………could be a while
@georgeIufc: should be banned for diving as well
@GoretzkaSZN_: The media wont have a lot to say about this but will have alot to say about greenwood
Jason Lee: Jack Grealish trying to fool the media, then got his punishment as he turns up at court
How did they reach that figure?
— Black Dave (@browneskin84) December 15, 2020
Half a weeks wages !!!
— Michael T Canavan (@MichaelTCanava1) December 15, 2020
Sorry I thought it said ‘diving’ ban.
— steve (@easycartoons) December 15, 2020
Wow that’ll teach him….
— Den (@Den06212280) December 15, 2020
He takes home £135k a week. So even with this fine he still makes £53k
— Mark Burke (@dougal187) December 15, 2020
Driving ban or diving ban?
— Norman Smith (@deanstreetkid) December 15, 2020
Yep he’s definitely on the naughty list
— Angus Walsh (@WalshAngus) December 15, 2020
— Viva El Loco (@viva_loco) December 15, 2020
Jack Grealish selling reporters a dummy outside court…
— Jay Motty (@JayMotty) December 15, 2020
Needs a driver now for 9 months so he’s also assisting people by employing them as well
— stevepavfcVillan UTV (@stellaciderman) December 15, 2020
Grealish got someone to drive his motor up to the court to distract the press as he walks in the other way, almost the perfect bit of shithousery pic.twitter.com/pYsxE6B8u2
— Football Shithousery (@FootyRustling) December 15, 2020