Michail Antonio pays £20k insurance after crashing Lamborghini while dressed as snowman
That headline. Quite a lot to take in, isn't it?
West Ham's Michail Antonio has spoken for the first time about *that* car crash and the eye-watering amount he now has to shell out in insurance as a result.
For those not aware - and brace yourselves, because this is absolutely incredible - Antonio, dressed as a snowman at the time, lost control of his Lamborghini Huracan, crashing it into a bin shed in South London on Christmas Day in 2019.
Fortunately, nobody was injured in the crash, but it has caused Antonio a fair amount of trouble when it comes to insuring his current vehicle.
Merry Christmas. Just remember, however good your day is, nothing will ever top Michail Antonio crashing his Lamborghini into someone’s front garden while dressed as a snowman. Have a good one. pic.twitter.com/4DctGSo2OV
— Bill⚒ #GSBOUT (@billy_grimmel) December 25, 2020
Talking about the crash and the financial consequences on the On The Judy Podcast, he explains: "The car holds the road so well, but as I'm going round the corner, it skids. I shit myself and slam on the brakes - the worst thing you can do on ice...
"I don't even remember it, everything happened so [quickly], and then I'm seeing smoke coming out of the car. The engine's in the back so I'm thinking the car's going to blow up! The thing is, I'm in a snowman costume as well..."
He continued: "I was struggling to get insurance this year. No-one wanted to insure me!
"I had to go to a specialist insurance company, so my insurance this year is a madness! I've got a [Mercedes] G63 now. They were offering me £10,000 for an [Audi] A3 to insure, or get a G63 and pay double the price but get to drive a G63 instead of an A3.
"I'd rather pay £20,000 and drive a G63 rather than pay £10,000 and drive an A3."
As you do...