Portsmouth player Anton Walkes apologises for '˜serious error in judgement' after being fined for driving while banned

POMPEY player Anton Walkes has issued an apology to fans after being caught driving while banned.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:49 am
Anton Walkes. Picture: Joe Pepler
Anton Walkes. Picture: Joe Pepler

In a statement issued by Portsmouth Football Club after his court appearance this morning, Walkes said: '˜I would like to apologise to the club and supporters for this serious error in judgement.

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'˜I have accepted my punishment and want to learn from this experience to grow as a person.

Anton Walkes. Picture: Joe Pepler

'˜I want to thank everyone at the club for the support they have shown me and am determined to pay them back through my actions on an off the pitch.'

The club is set to deal with the matter internally.

It comes after he was stopped by police on October 20 driving his £35,000 Mercedes '“ despite having been banned in the summer.

He was banned in June after failing to provide a specimen of breath to police.