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Ronaldo sidesteps law but memories fast forgotten

A O'Hara

Published 20/03/2010 | 05:00

FOOTBALLERS and fast cars. Two words that go together like bread and butter... or dumb and dumber.

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Cast your mind back to January of last year when ex-Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari in a tunnel on the way to the Reds' training complex.

Ronaldo escaped unhurt despite writing his shiny car off, and was able to complete his journey by getting a lift from goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who was travelling behind.

Well, it appears the world's most expensive footballer hasn't learned anything from that incident if reports from Spain are to be believed. The Portuguese daily 'Correrio Da Manha' says the Real Madrid ace was stopped by police for speeding while on his way to a Madrid training session.

However, rather than face the full force of the law, it's reported that Ronaldo -- who was apparently driving fast because he was late for training -- avoided a speeding ticket by posing for photographs with the traffic police who stopped him.

Naturally, the Spanish police have rejected the story as with-out foundation. A spokesman said: "The Civil Guard has excused nothing and Cristiano is not untouchable." That may be so but they should try catching him on a football field.

Irish Independent

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