How Carlos Tevez beat his community service order

Carlos Tevez’s community service order has been thrown out with the former Manchester City star ordered to pay a fine.

Tevez was ordered to do 250 hours of community service for driving offences earlier this year which raised the question of just how he would complete those hours when he was signed by Italian side Juventus.

Well the answer is clear; he’s been let off the hook.

The community service order has been binned and the striker has been told to pay a fine, which shouldn’t be a problem in the slightest considering just how much Tevez earns and what his current fortune is worth.

“This is only a technical breach. It is not, I repeat not, a case of a footballer thumbing his nose at a court order,” said District Judge Bridget Knight.

Tevez was never exactly the most loved footballer during his time in the Premier League with City and this news is likely to incite further anger and feelings of hatred.

He drew huge anger from Manchester United supporters for joining Manchester City in the first place and then taking stabs at his former club wherever he could.

That anger grew when he held up a sign saying “R.I.P Fergie” following City’s Premier League title win at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

So in one respect, you could say there will be plenty of fans happy at the news he’s not going to be setting foot back inside England any time in the near future.

The reason we would have all preferred to see Tevez completing those hours is because it would have been quite funny watching a professional player who earns thousands of pounds every day picking up rubbish.

It was a chance for Tevez to be given a harsh dose of normality and what will stir up the anger even more is the amount of the fine; wait for it…… just £3,000.

After completing just a small fraction of 250 hours, he has to fork out three grand and everyone is apparently happy.

That's a huge amount of cash to everyday people but not to a player who earns that amount in just a few hours of a normal working day.

I take my hat off to his lawyers for arguing that he was a product sold by Manchester City and therefore, he couldn’t do anything about the legal restrictions which would have otherwise seen him made to complete that order.

They have effectively argued that it was City’s decision to sell him to Juventus, something his lawyer has said was “out of his control.”

Because Tevez clearly didn't want the move; right?

What do you think? Has Tevez been let off the legal hook?

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