Footballer slammed for parking fine gripe

Footballer slammed for parking fine gripe

A Premier League footballer who earns £40,000 (S$82,400) a week has riled fans on social media after he complained about a £38 parking fine on Twitter.

James McArthur, a central midfielder for Crystal Palace, was annoyed after finding a penalty charge notice on the windscreen of his car at central London, reported UK's The Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old was buying coffee at a Costa coffee shop nearby.

He took a picture of the yellow ticket and posted it on Twitter with the comment: "Coffee cost me 38 pound. #nothappy."


But the Scot got little sympathy on social media as fans mocked his tight-fistedness.

Frankie Humphries told him: "Sure 38 quid won't be denting your bank balance terribly."

James Kearney said: "That's at least five minutes wages! Unlucky pal."

One fan, Craig Wilson, sarcastically commented: "Bet you're skint now", while a Wigan fan quipped he should have stayed in the north-west to use the free parking outside the side's stadium.

The midfielder, who landed a three-year contract with the club in September, has played for Crystal Palace only seven times so far.

McArthur, who signed from Wigan for £7 million last summer, started his career at Hamilton before joining Wigan.

This article was first published on December 8, 2014.
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