The wheels have come off at FC Nantes, and forward Marcus Coco (26) won’t be able to use his for six months. The Canaris player was sentenced last Friday by the Saint-Brieuc police court to a six-month driving license withdrawal and a €1,000 fine. Coco will also attend a road safety awareness course. On December 16 at around 11pm, Coco was speeding at 197km/h near Lamballe, in Brittany, with his Audi A3 Sportback on a road where the maximum speed was 110 km/h.
“I realised that, even if there was no one else on the road, I put my life in danger”, explained Coco during the hearing, as reported by Ouest-France. “Speeding is one of the main causes of road accidents”, the court judge reminded him. In the span of eight days, Coco lost the Coupe de France final 5-1 to Toulouse, a six-pointer in the relegation fight against Brest (0-2), his driving licence and another crucial game against relegation-battling Strasbourg (0-2). Meanwhile, Nantes coach Antoine Kombouaré is expected to be dismissed today.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval