|How Carlos Tevez could look doing his community service|
Footie ace Carlos Tevez was yesterday sentenced to do 250 hours of community service for driving while disqualified and without insurance.The Man City and Argentina star, 29, is set to sport a hi-vis bib to carry out unpaid jobs such as cleaning.
Typical tasks include cleaning churchyards and clearing allotments.
Argentine international Tevez was stopped following an anonymous tip-off after leaving Mottram Hall Golf Club, Cheshire, on March 7.
Tevez, of Alderley Edge, told cops: “I only live down the road. Two minutes.”
Speaking through an interpreter to Macclesfield magistrates, the £200,000-a-week striker admitted the charges and was also given a six-month ban and was fined £1,145.
Chair of the bench Elizabeth Depares said: “You must realise you are a role model. Nobody is above the law.”
Tevez was hit with a six-month ban in January after failing to provide driver information after his Hummer vehicle was clocked speeding twice last year.
The court heard yesterday that his Argentinian driving licence is not valid in the UK and he has applied for a provisional one here.
He must start his unpaid work within seven days and complete it within 12 months. A Probation Service spokesman said: “He won’t be treated differently to other offenders.”
Tevez will have a risk assessment before his tasks are decided. He faces swapping his familiar No 32 shirt for an orange Community Payback jacket.
He joins a list of badboy players who have had to don the infamous hi-vis bib including Eric Cantona, and Joey Barton.
After the case, Tevez was driven to City’s training complex. He has a year to run on his contract and has interested foreign clubs. But he would have to apply for a special court amendment if he wanted to quit the UK before completing his tasks.