By Dan Sales For Mailonline
Published: 13:07 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 13:07 GMT, 5 November 2020
Arsenal star and German international Mesut Ozil has blamed being confused by kilometres and miles after being caught driving nearly 100mph.
The midfielder, 32, had been trying to escape a driving ban after being clocked coming back from training on July 2.
Officers had seen his speeding Mercedes G-Class on the southbound carriageway of the M1 just after 11.50am and pulled him over.
While he gave a ‘no comment’ to the police, he offered a more detailed explanation to Bromley magistrates this week after being charged over the offence.
He blamed his German nationality as well as the ‘low engine noise’ of his car for causing a lapse in concentration.
Ozil – who rakes in £350,000 a week – wrote to them to insist: ‘When attempting to rationalise my actions, I believe it was the combination of the empty road, with no