Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fined for speeding
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is known for being lightning quick.
However the Gunners attacker has this week been charged in court for breaking speeding laws in England.
As reported by the Sun, Aubameyang has been fined and docked points after he was caught speeding in his Lamborghini.
The incident happened on the M1 motorway. As reported in the red-top:
Arsenal’s striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was fined £1,250 yesterday for doing 99mph in a Lamborghini.
The French star also racked up six penalty points after he was snapped by a speed camera on the M1.
Aubameyang’s lawyer Robert Morris told the court his client had “no excuse” for breaking the law.
To be clear, Aubameyang has not had his driving licence taken away at this time.
Mario Lemina’s record fine
So how does Aubameyang’s speeding fine compare with other footballers who fallen foul of the UK driving laws?
Back in September, Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina was hit with the largest ever driving fine in the UK.
As reported at the time by Sky Sports, Lemina was forced to pay a £96,000 fine for motoring offences and banned from driving for 12 months.
Lemina got into trouble with the law after he failed to respond to three letters from the police about speeding offences.
Aubameyang vs Everton
Everton fans are also upset with Aubameyang this week.
Everton lost 2-0 at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
Aubameyang scored the crucial second of the game for Unai Emery’s men. However that goal should never have stood, as Aubameyang was clearly in an offside position.
How did the officials not spot that? If only VAR was in place…
Haters will say Aubameyang was a million miles offside pic.twitter.com/1LbxVupPoK
— Samuel Army (@BarstoolSam) September 23, 2018