MANCHESTER Utd ace Brandon Williams blamed his dad for speeding at 85mph in a £50,000 Mercedes as he was slapped with a £1,000 fine. But the lef
MANCHESTER Utd ace Brandon Williams blamed his dad for speeding at 85mph in a £50,000 Mercedes as he was slapped with a £1,000 fine.
But the left-back, 20, managed to avoid any points on his licence after being defended by celebrity lawyer Nick “Mr Loophole” Freeman.
Brandon Williams has been fined for failing to tell police who was driving a speeding car[/caption]
He managed to avoid any points on his licence[/caption]
Dad Paul was driving the flash Mercedes at the time[/caption]
Williams, who rakes in around £40,000-a-week, was instead given a £1,000 fine and ordered to pay £720 costs at Mold Magistrates’ Court.
The lawyer, who has represented other celebs including David Beckham, successfully argued there were special reasons not to impose penalty points on his licence.
JPs heard how cops sent Williams a form to his home in Manchester as was the registered driver of the Mercedes GLE 300.
But his dad Paul filled out the form and admitted being the driver of the car when it was clocked doing 85mph in a 70mph zone.
‘I WAS ANGRY’
The whizz kid claimed he had to focus on his career and said his dad dealt with his post.
He also said he had never driven the flash motor, which he bought in May last year as a present for him.
The ace said he had “words” with his dad, adding: “I was very angry because he didn’t let me know. I was really annoyed at him.”
Williams also maintained it was not “reasonably practicable” for him to give the information.
He had been staying at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester before a home game against Bournemouth around the time.
The player said he didn’t know about the follow-up police letter but became aware his father had been speeding when his dad handed a summons letter to his lawyers.
Mr Freeman said Williams is of “considerable talent and ability” and footballers are paid vast sums and required to focus on their career.
He told the court the defender had a “robust” system to deal with his post, which was opened by his dad most of the time.
Mr Freeman added: “The defendant is the innocent victim here. He’s nothing to gain.”
The lawyer also explained Williams’ dad hasn’t been prosecuted despite admitting he was the driver.
But magistrates concluded the “system” wasn’t flawless and found him guilty of failing to give information to the police about the driver.
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Academy favourite Williams enjoyed a breakthrough season last year with spells in both the Premier League and Europa League.
But he has recently been shunted back to the bench by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thanks to Luke Shaw’s incredible form this year.
Williams made his first-team debut on September 25, 2019, as a substitute in an EFL Cup match against Rochdale.
Williams was defended by Mr Loophole, pictured on the right[/caption]
The left-back enjoyed a good season with Utd last year[/caption]
He has been left on the bench more now Luke Shaw has returned[/caption]