Premier League keeper was forced to apologise to his team-mates for paying fine in 1p coins | The SunJune 28, 2023
A PREMIER LEAGUE goalkeeper was once forced to apologise to his team-mates for paying a fine in 1p coins.
New Burnley stopper Lawrence Vigouroux angrily reacted to being fined by Swindon Town during a loan spell in 2015.
The former Chile international had been handed a £50 fine for arriving late to training.
However, he responded by paying the fine with 5,000 1p coins, prompting Swindon to send him back to parent club Liverpool.
Vigouroux later returned to the County Ground after apologising for his antics.
Then Robins manager Mark Cooper told the BBC: "Lawrence is going to come back, he is very humble and very apologetic.
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"He knows the way he behaved was wrong and he has been in the changing room after the game and apologised to the players.
"He asked them if they wanted him back and they all said yes.
"Lawrence is an exceptional young goalkeeper and it’s important he learns from this little mishap and it will benefit his career going forward."
Vigouroux made his loan move to Swindon permanent at the end of the 2015/16 season.
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He went on to make 130 appearances for the club before having spells in the Republic of Ireland and Chile.
Burnley confirmed his arrival on a free transfer from Leyton Orient on Tuesday.
Vigouroux is the Clarets' second signing of the summer, following Dara O'Shea through the door at Turf Moor.
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