After overcoming uncertainty regarding his work permit, Chad Johnson is finally in Canada and ready to work for his new employers, the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
The only problem now, however, seems to be all the French road signs lining the streets of his new home. Johnson posted a picture to Instagram of two parking tickets he earned after illegally parking in Montreal.
The wide receiver captioned the picture with a less than jovial message.
"I [bleeping] love everything about Montreal, they gave me a ticket for each windshield wiper. Now that's some thoughtful [bleep]," Johnson wrote.
Johnson tweeted a message to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre on Tuesday, asking if there’s any way Coderre can help him out of the 15 parking tickets he’s accumulated since arriving in town.
@DenisCoderre Denis, I love you but I'm having trouble with parking tickets, most of the parking signs are in french, I've 15 tickets. Help— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 8, 2014
How long did it take Johnson to rack up 15 parking tickets? He says he’s been in Montreal for two weeks.
Rest assured, Johnson might be averaging over a ticket a day since arriving in Canada, but the mayor appears to be willing to hear him out. Johnson suggested they meet up for some fast food, coffee or cigars.
Yes sir, no rush though, just wanted to converse a bit over Starbucks, McDonald's or cigar of your choice RT @DenisCoderre: Wanna talk Ocho?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 8, 2014
Coderre says he's down to meet for a crash course in French.
@ochocinco ok we will meet. Meantime we will give you a crash course to understand our parking signs so you don't catch a ticket... again— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) July 8, 2014
So, let it be known: It could come to pass that Johnson and the mayor of Montreal sit down for cigars and a private, high-level discussion about the city’s public infrastructure—which could be the plot of a very Canadian James Bond movie.
I’ll keep you in my thoughts, Ocho. Moreover, I’ll send you a book filled with easy instructions on how to use your smartphone to translate French into English.
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