‘When you’re in a supercar, a parking fine is ridiculous?’
England international and Premier League Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 29, has been criticized for his insensitive attitude. He was spotted with a stack of tickets piled up on the window of a supercar believed to belong to him for illegal parking over an extended period of time. One or two tickets could have been overlooked as a mistake. But there were a whopping four tickets. This means that Shaw didn’t care about illegal parking behavior at all. It’s as if he thinks he can get away with it.
“Man United star Shaw was handed four parking tickets after leaving his £180,000 Lamborghini Urs in front of a train station,” the Daily Mail reported on July 17.
The outlet said Shaw parked illegally for extended periods of time, showing photos of parking tickets piling up on the front windshield of Shaw’s black Urs, which was parked haphazardly in front of the Wimslow train station in Cheshire, England. The stack of one or two parking tickets eventually reached four. At £60 per ticket, that’s a total of £240 (about $410,000) in fines. That’s a lot of time to be parked in an illegal zone.
The car, which Shaw left illegally in front of the train station, is a luxury four-wheel-drive SUV built by supercar brand Lamborghini. It has a top speed of 305 kilometers per hour and can accelerate to nearly 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.6 seconds. In short, it’s the “king of SUVs. Shaw has often driven the black Urs to United’s Carrington training ground in the past, so it’s no surprise that the car that racked up four parking tickets belongs to him.
For most people, “four parking tickets” would be very embarrassing and overwhelming, and they would go out of their way to find a parking spot to avoid getting fined. But Shaw took the “park anywhere, pay the fine later” approach and left his supercar in front of the train station. For Shaw, who earns £150,000 (about $260,000) a week, a parking ticket is a small price to pay.
Meanwhile, Shaw hasn’t played since Dec. 23 due to injury. He was initially expected to return for the home game against Tottenham on Dec. 15, but was ruled out due to a lack of fitness.