Arsenal goalkeeper crashes in car park

Premier League goalkeeper Petr Cech crashed his car while trying to leave the Emirates Stadium in London.

The Arsenal stopper probably thought his day couldn’t get any worse after being on the receiving end of a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

Unfortunately for him, though, it could. Following the game, Cech climbed into his black Audi RS7 and attempted to reverse out of his parking spot. However, he didn’t spot a pillar on the passenger side and swiped the front corner of the car.

Tweeting photographs of the incident, above, an NBC Sports journalist said: “Not a good day for Petr Cech. He concedes four goals and he's just smashed his car up in car park at Emirates.”

There was visible damage to the front bumper and near-side wheel arch, but fortunately it looked like the damage was mostly cosmetic. A much-retweeted witness to the event claimed the car was a write-off, but judging by local reports that appears to be an exaggeration.

It’s not the first time a footballer has come unstuck behind the wheel. In January 2009, while playing for Manchester United, a 23-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari in a tunnel.

And in May this year, Leicester City defender Paul Konchesky was pictured in a neck brace following a horror smash in his Mercedes-AMG C63, while West Ham striker Diafra Sakho was reported to be ‘driving like a lunatic’ when he crashed his Lamborghini Huracan through a garden wall in Essex over the new year.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

August 15, 2016

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