Cristiano Ronaldo picks up a speeding fine

Ollie Irish

7th, February 2007


Ronaldo_13Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has received a £1,000 speeding fine and had six points put on his licence. The punishment came from Manchester Magistrates’ Court rather than Tottenham left-back Lee Young-Pyo, who could be forgiven for wishing Ronaldo had a speed limit on the pitch.

Ronaldo, of Stockport (does that sound wrong to anyone else?!), was caught on a speed camera travelling at 60mph in a 40mph zone in his Porsche Cayenne in July 2006. District judge Wendy Lloyd said: "In Mr Ronaldo’s case there can be no credit at all for a guilty plea. The system has been manipulated in this case up until the last minute." [Via BBC, Rob Parker]