— Jane Dougall (@janedougallbbc) March 6, 2019
Stoke City striker Saido Berahino swore at reporters as he arrived for his drink driving trial at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old was nearly three times the drink-drive limit when he was arrested in London’s West End at around 3am Monday February 18th.
Has Berahino left the tag on his suit on purpose? Is that a thing? pic.twitter.com/m6FvvIlAIt
— Hamish Mackay (@HamishMackay) March 6, 2019
His lawyer, Jake Taylor, revealed beforehand that his client would be pleading not guilty because he was fleeing armed robbers at the time.
Berahino’s career has been on a steady downwards trajectory since the 2014-15 season, when he scored 14 Premier League goals for West Bromwich Albion.
Even if Berahino was justified in his drink-driving (he's not) it doesn't explain why 16 hours before he was due to play in a u23 game, he was out drinking in London (200 miles away from his place of work)
— Josh (@SCFCJosh96) March 6, 2019
On his way into court he took an angry tone with the assembled journalists, saying:
What the f*** are you doing, man? Get the f*** out the way. F***ing idiots.
To make matters worse, he got a parking ticket while he was there.
— The Bear Pit TV (@TheBearPitTV) March 6, 2019