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16 January 2013, 11:47
Man City star Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving for six-months for failing to reply to police notices.
It’s claimed the striker didn’t respond to official police letters because he couldn’t understand the word “constabulary”.
The 28 year old’s been ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,540 at a hearing at Manchester Magistrates' Court.
The striker, who didn’t go to court, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to responded to the letters, when his car was clocked speeding.
Tevez also admitted not having a proper UK driving licence, but denied he was driving when his car was caught speeding.
The footballer's solicitor, Gwyn Lewis, told the court: "He 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.''
"The word constabulary is not one that is recognised internationally, but of course police is," Mr Lewis said.
"The correspondence was not dealt with properly and that has resulted in these offences."
When talking about Tevez being fined, Mr Lewis said: "He is a footballer and in that regard he is relatively well paid."