Tevez offered 55,000-pound Porsche in lieu of community service

London, July 13 (ANI): Juventus footballer Carlos Tevez had reportedly offered to hand over his 55,000 pound-worth Porsche to make amends for missing his community service for driving while banned.

Instead Tevez was fined 3,000 pounds by the Macclesfield court as the judge turned down the deal calling it 'overly punitive', the Mirror reports.

The report further said that the Argentine striker was let off from completing 250 hours of unpaid work after his lawyers successfully pleaded that his transfer from Manchester City to Juventus made the penalty 'unworkable'.

Tevez had completed 28 hours at Macclesfield Community Garden Centre, where he helped adults with learning difficulties and was also pictured potting plants while wearing a high visibility jacket.

However, Tevez's decision to swap his community service punishment was blasted by road safety campaigners, with Richard Coteau, from a charity 'Brake', saying that even though Tevez has broken traffic laws, which protect all road users, he had been allowed to exchange his penalty.

Coteau further said that the act has set a bad example, as Tevez is a role model for many youngsters. (ANI)

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