Footballers to get extra driving lessons from PFA

Posted by - March 20, 2009 - Oddballs

Young ‘ballers buying ‘weapons of destruction’
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The PFA is arranging for its members to get extra driving lessons to stop them crashing their powerful cars. Spurred on by Cristiano Ronaldo planting his Ferrari into a tunnel at Manchester Airport, the players’ union chief executive, Gordon Taylor, has struck up a deal with driving school BSM which would offer advanced driving lessons to footballers.

Taylor said: “The one thing that’s important for a young male is that they want to buy a car and that car is often very powerful. We have to make these youngsters aware of how it can be virtually a weapon of destruction if not handled carefully.”

Taylor added that Ronaldo’s crash could have been “tragic” and urged footballers to become “better drivers”.