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Pique hit with driving fine after court appearance

Pique hit with driving fine after court appearance

Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique has been hit with a fine after admitting to driving without a licence.

The former Spanish international appeared in court on Monday and has now been hit with a fine of 48,000 euros, a second fine in three years for driving offences.

The 31-year-old attended court with his lawyer to accept the charge, whilst leaving with a smile on his face and without making comment.

Pique was stopped by police in Barcelona and was found to be driving without any points on his licence, meaning that he did not have a license as per Spanish rules.

Barca’s fourth captain will now not be able to drive after failing to attend a course earlier this year, which would have seen his license renewed.

It is the second motoring charge in recent times for Pique, who in 2015, verbally assaulted two officers for trying to charge him a parking ticket.

Barcelona drew with Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening and sit second in the La Liga standings, behind Sevilla, who beat Real Valladolid on Sunday thanks to an Andre Silva goal.

The Catalan side face PSV Eindhoven this Wednesday evening in the Champions League group stages, knowing a win will see them secure top spot.