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22nd Mar 2015

Steven Fletcher defends his decision to replace goals with a Lamborghini

No bang, but lots of bucks...

Tony Cuddihy

The Sunderland striker has scored just four goals this season.

Steven Fletcher’s agent has defended the player after he was pictured standing beside a £260,000 Lamborghini Aventador earlier this week.

The (somehow only) 27-year-old posed on his driveway earlier this week alongside one of the most expensive cars in the world while the relegation-threatened club was in the midst of replacing Gus Poyet with Dick Advocaat.


Now Fletcher’s agent says that the Scot did not post the picture himself and put the blame on the company that sold the car to the £40,000-a-week forward.

“It wasn’t Steven that put the picture up, the company who were doing advertising on it done it,” he said in a language close enough to English to be just about recognisable.

He then shrugged his shoulders and added, “I don’t know what the problem is and what people are getting excited about.”

Needless to say, Twitter was less than pleased with Fletcher’s decision to spend his wages as he saw fit.

“This is where the Sky money goes, into mediocre players’ pockets while lower league clubs can barely afford their academy,” came one response.

“There is no way he is good enough to have that kind of lifestyle,” said another.

A third fan added: “Two seasons, 7 goals, 1 new Lamborghini Aventador.”

Nobody, meanwhile, was thinking of the children.