posted 5 years ago

FA Cup Semi-Final Meets Footballers' Cars

Football fans rejoice. The FA Cup semi-final kicks-off this weekend.

Football fans rejoice. The FA Cup semi-final kicks-off this weekend. This means that various men will spend ninety minutes running around a field. This is crazy. These blokes all have plenty of money for cars so they should not actually run anywhere. Wayne Rooney, for example, has been spotted in a black BMW X5. That thing could easily outpace his competitors on the pitch - so why run? He could even use it to nudge in goals.

Anyway, football is what it is - so which other cars may sit outside while their owners chase each other? Rio Ferdinand has a Porsche Cayenne, apparently. It is also rumoured that this 4x4 was modified by tuning house Techart, who can bolt-on monstrous body kits and wheels so large they shame JCBs. The costs of these conversions are considerable, so a footballer's salary comes in handy. Wannabe Porsche owners best score a few goals then.

One player who understands the concept of 'not running' too much is Shay Given. He prefers to stand in goal, then catch passing balls. Perhaps this relaxed approach is because he has a soothing Bentley Continental GT. However, life in the fast lane is not always rosy. According to the Sunday Sun, this coupé recently earned him a £30 fine as its windows were over-tinted. Never mind, it is only money. Kick-off is Saturday at 5.15.