The driver of a Lamborghini identified as Chelsea new boy Michy Batshuayi has been fined after parking his £180,000 sport car under a tree to keep in the shade in Ibiza.
Officers got a tow-truck to take the vehicle away from a park on the party island around midday yesterday as locals looked on in amazement.
Local paper Periodico de Ibiza said the 22-year-old footballer recovered his flame-coloured Lamborghini Huracan after turning up at a council-run car pound yesterday afternoon.
He reportedly paid £330 to cover the fine and cost of the tow-truck.
A specialist crane ended up having to do the job because the car, which has a top speed of 202mph and can do 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, wouldn’t fit on the normal tow-truck.
A town hall source told local press the car had been rented and the contract was in Michy’s brother’s name.
The Belgium striker, 22, posted a hilarious video of himself attempting the ‘Flowrider’ on Instagram at the weekend – with disastrous results.
The footage shows him crashing to the ground under the powerful jets of water after an instructor lets him fend for himself.
The striker, who signed for Chelsea from Marseille for £33 million, poked fun at himself, captioning the video: “I guess I will never ever have a pro surfer career.”
Batshuayi, nicknamed Batman by fans, faces being likened to colourful former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Ballotelli over his off-pitch activities if he keeps on making headlines.
In April 2011 while he was still playing for Man City it was reported the Italian had racked up nearly £10,000 in parking fines and had his white Maserati impounded an astonishing 27 times.
He was also said to have received £300,000 in club fines, including for throwing darts at a youth team player.