Carlos Tevez banned from driving

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez.
Manchester City's Carlos Tevez.

Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving for six months for offences including one relating to his car being clocked speeding in Morecambe.

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard the Argentinian striker failed to understand the word “constabulary” on official letters from the police.

Tevez, 28, who did not attend the hearing in person, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to furnish information which relate to incidents in which his car was caught speeding, including one in Morecambe after he had played for Manchester City reserves against The Shrimps’ second string at the Globe Arena in March last year.

The Premier League star also admitted not having a proper UK driving licence, but denied he was driving when his car was caught speeding.

The court heard he received letters from the police in relation to the offences but he failed to respond because he did not recognise the word constabulary.

Tevez was disqualified from driving and ordered to pay a total in fines and costs of £1,540.