Grandad whose van was smashed by footie ace Jack Grealish's Range Rover is still waiting for apologyDecember 17, 2020
A GRANDAD whose van was smashed by Jack Grealish is still waiting for him to get in touch and apologise.
Reginald Woodcock, 73, labelled footballers overpaid and self-entitled.
The Aston Villa captain’s lawyer told a court that Grealish was “genuinely sorry” for the damage caused by his £90,000 Range Rover.
But Reginald insisted he had not heard from the England midfielder.
He also admitted he didn’t know who the star was.
He said: “I don’t follow Villa — none of them. If that’s the way he wants to live his life, that is up to him, but footballers are overpaid.”
Birmingham magistrates were told on Tuesday that £130,000-a-week Grealish had offered to pay for all damage.
His 4×4 hit the van, a £30,000 Mercedes and a wall, as he tried to leave a pal’s house at 8.40am — allegedly smelling of drink — during lockdown.
Mr Woodcock had left his van outside his son’s home in Solihull, West Mids, ten miles from Grealish’s house in Barnt Green, Worcs.
The OAP added: “There was a little bit of damage. I don’t know who dealt with it. I didn’t pay for the repairs.”
Grealish, 25, got a record fine for a player of £82,900 and a nine-month ban after admitting careless driving charges, a second relating to speeding.
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