Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was sentenced to perform 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty on Wednesday to two motoring offences.
The Argentina forward was also handed another six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court, near Manchester in northwest England.
Speaking in Spanish, the 29-year-old pleaded guilty through an interpreter to one count each of driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.
The court heard that the City forward had not yet obtained a British driving licence, partly because he struggled to understand the theory exam conducted in English.
The Argentinean received a six-month driving ban at Manchester Magistrates’ Court in January.
But he was stopped at the wheel as he left a golf club on March 7, following an anonymous tip-off to the police.
The court heard he told the officer who stopped him: “I only live down the road. Two minutes.”
Tevez has been in hot form for Manchester City of late, scoring seven goals in his last six appearances for the English Premier League champion. — AFP