Michael Ballack Attempts To Wriggle Out Of £8,000 Speeding Fine With Lamest Excuse Ever: He’s Too Poor To Pay It

Chris Wright

1st, November 2012


By Chris Wright

Look kids, it’s Michael ‘all my money goes on carbon-fibre face masks’ Ballack!

After being clocked hurtling down a motorway in his car doing 211 kilometres per hour (131 mph) in a 120 km/h (75 mph) zone near the Spanish town of Trujillo a week or so ago, Michael Ballack is now attempting to wriggle out of an £8,000 fine on the basis that he is unemployed and therefore cannot afford to pay up.

At the initial court hearing the day after his arrest, Ballack and his legal team were told the former Germany captain was facing an £8,000 fine and a two-year Spanish driving ban.

However, at the second hearing in Caceres yesterday, which Ballack was not required to attend as his offence does not carry a potential jail term, his lawyer, Jesús Gallego Rol, requested that the fine be reduced by 90% down to just £800 as Ballack is retired and therefore has had no regular income since being let go by Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Rol told the local media: “Just because he is a famous footballer doesn’t mean he has any money coming in.”


This is the same Michael Ballack who took home £131,000-a-week for four years during his tenure at Chelsea alone. Either he gets through an awful lot of pick ‘n’ mix these days or he’s lying through his arsch.

We’d be willing to guess which.

(Via Telegraph)

Posted in Bundesliga, Chelsea, FAIL

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  1. Flyer says:

    The simple thing is to auction his car off if hes not able to drive and let the court keep the fee.

  2. Giancarlo says:

    What a fuck. A rich footballer doesn’t even want to pay his fine. Sense of entitlement much!

  3. One Man Went to Mow says:

    @Giancarlo show me someone who does want to pay a fine. Also as if anyone of us on here wouldn’t jump at the chance of having one reduced my 90%.

  4. Jimbo says:

    Ballack has never said that he was to poor to pay the fine. It was the Spanish lawyer who was assigned for the case. He defended Ballack in his absence but got fired now after Ballack has heard of the lawyer’s reasoning…

  5. Stu says:

    It’s pretty obvious that this lawyer has (successfully) conjured up a way to get his name in the media. I would be stunned if Ballack specifically directed this guy to fight tooth and nail like this. £8,000 is what his account generates in interest in a month I reckon. Ballack doesn’t even care about this.

  6. hachel says:

    apprently it was his lawyer who came up with that excuse, not ballack himself as implied in this article.
    according to german sources he has just fired his lawyer…

  7. Wesley says:

    If Balotelli knew about this, he would go to the courthouse, pay the 8,000 with 20k interest and he would give his car to a homeless junkie before blowing it up.

  8. Isaac says:

    Hum, I think he’s lying through his arsch. :P

  9. Fat Nakago says:

    @Wesley Balotelli would have first set off fireworks in the ladies room ((curiosity, ya know…ladies room/women’s prison…)) on the 10th floor of the courthouse first, and THEN…..

  10. J.A. Vas says:

    Jimbo’s right. Ballack fired the lawyer as German sports news cite him…

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