Everton striker, Wayne Rooney was on Monday banned from driving for 2 years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Rooney was stopped by the police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and their 3 sons were on holiday.
The former Man Utd’s captain apologised for his “unforgivable lack of judgement” after his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England.
He said in a statement, “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.”
“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.
“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”
Rooney has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child.
He was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday.
However, Everton was hammered 4-0.