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On the pitch, some claim Jermaine Pennant is a poor man’s Aaron Lennon
On the road, some claim Jermaine Pennant is a poor man’s George Michael.
In February 2004 Pennant was given a 16-month driving ban for driving down the wrong side of the road in Paddington, London.
In March 2005 (please note, March 2005 is LESS than 16 months after February 2004) he was jailed for three months after wrapping his Mercedes around a lamppost. Whilst banned from driving. Whilst drunk.
Pennant would then go on to become the first player in Premier League history to play a game of football with an electronic tag on his ankle, as part of his parole conditions. A football record that no one is envious off. Except maybe Joey Barton.
Pennant would then rack up a hefty parking fine in 2011, when playing for Real Zaragoza. He forgot that he parked his Porsche at a train station for nearly half a year and he forgot he even owned it. Completely rubbishing claims that footballers are stupid and overpaid.
When told by Real Zaragoza that car was waiting for him (by the time he’d already signed for Stoke City) he claimed he couldn’t remember the car. Even though it had the personalized registration plate “P33NNT”.
In May 2012. Pennant avoided a second jail term by pleading guilty to drink driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
But the worse thing Pennant has ever done in a car?
Three words: Chrome Aston Martin.
I suppose that will make it harder to forget.