Saunders hopes for Wales Euro 2016 triumph to wipe out huge parking fee
Published 02/07/2016 | 14:21
Airport bosses have promised to rip up Dean Saunders's mammoth parking fee - but only if Wales win Euro 2016.
Former Welsh striker Saunders is bracing himself for a large bill after leaving his car in the short stay area at Birmingham Airport - thinking that debutants Wales would go out of the tournament early.
However, Chris Coleman's side has confounded all expectations to reach the semi-finals following a stunning 3-1 win over Belgium.
Saunders, who is working in France as a pundit for the BBC, previously told Radio Five Live he expects his extended stay to see his parking charges rise to £1,000 by the time he gets back home.
The former Liverpool and Aston Villa player also said he is running out of clean clothes.
However, he could now be thrown a lifeline after Birmingham Airport's official Twitter account posted: "We can't get more clothes to him but if Wales win, we'll waive his parking charge!"
Should Wales fail to lift the trophy though, 75-cap Saunders also has a plan B to fall back on - thanks to a crowd-funding campaign set up by Coleman's brother-in-law Richard Jackson.