London - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez
was disqualified from driving for six months on Wednesday, after a
court heard he failed to understand a letter sent to him by police.
28-year-old Argentina international, who did not attend the hearing at a
court in Manchester, was also ordered to pay 1,540 ($2,469, 1,855
euros) in fines and costs.
Tevez pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide information relating to incidents when his car was clocked speeding.
His solicitor, Gwyn Lewis, told the court he did not recognise the word 'constabulary' on the letters he received from police.
does understand the word 'police', but not more complicated words. The
letters are written from Cheshire Constabulary and the word police
doesn't appear on it anywhere," Lewis said.
"The word constabulary is not one that is recognised internationally, but of course police is.
"The correspondence was not dealt with properly and that has resulted in these offences."
the possibility that his client might face a fine, Lewis said: "He is a
footballer and in that regard he is relatively well paid."
also admitted that he did not have a proper British driving licence, but
he said he was not at the wheel when his car was caught speeding.