Footballers to get extra driving lessons from PFA

Posted by - March 20, 2009 - Oddballs

Young ‘ballers buying ‘weapons of destruction’

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”.