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Is Burnley's Striker Ashley Barnes Premier League’s Most Modest Driver?

Every now and then we switch our attention from the footballers in US and take a quick peek at what Europeans soccer stars drive around town. After all, the old continent is the home of some of the most luxurious carmakers, including the oh-so popular Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and Lamborghini. And these are the brands sportsmen are most fond of. Yet here we are at our first time talking about a Premier League player driving... a Smart to training.
Burnley's Striker Ashley Barnes  drives a Smart 1 photo
Yep, it’s the world’s... funniest city car? Or should we call it extremely efficient? Normally, you’d find Green Pace sympathizers driving one in crowded cities like Paris or London. After all, it’s a cheap car you can literally park anywhere you wish. Heck, we even showed you guys how to park it with bare hands.

Burnley’s striker Ashley Barnes seems to agree with Smart fans since in spite of what soccer players normally would drive, he has no problem showing up in one at training. Sure, that usually brings somewhat amusement to his fellows who drive anything from Mercedes, Maserati and Audi, most of which are the biggest and the most expensive in the line.

Supporters looked twice as he parked next to a black Mercedes ML-Class the other day which made the small city car look even smaller. That doesn’t seem to mind the soccer player who is used to people making jokes, so he always laughs along and keeps going.

Ashley got a bit of a stick from the other players when he first turned up driving the Smart car. It’s not the obvious choice of motor of a Premier League footballer, but he’s more than happy with the wheels and likes to do his bit for the environment,” a Burnley insider told Sun Motors.

Now, considering we just wrote about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rolls-Royce Ghost he used to go to training the other day, Ashley’s Smart looks even smaller. But who are we to judge people?


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