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Hatem Ben Arfa takes out Panda

6 years ago

Hatem Ben Arfa has been praised by his new boss Steve Bruce at Hull for getting into shape but Friday brought different headlines about the on-loan winger’s bodywork.

The local press in Hull have reported that on Friday morning a woman in North Ferriby looked out of her window after hearing a loud bang, when she checked she could see no sign of her brand new Fiat Panda.

It later transpired that it had been a Mercedes sports car which had been involved in a collision with the Panda.

Lynne Gill told the Hull Daily Mail;

Missing Panda;

“I heard this almighty bang and a screech of tyres. I looked outside and the Fiat, which had been parked in front of our house, with the handbrake applied, was gone.

“When I looked further, it had ploughed into next door’s garden. It had only been stopped after hitting a concrete post.

“I ran outside. A gentleman from an allotment nearby told me someone had smashed into our car, stopped to look at the damage and then driven off at a rate of knots.”

Neither of them would look me in the eye…;

“I was about to call the police to report a hit and run when a big, dark grey BMW pulled up outside our house.

“Two men got out and started taking photos. Neither of them would look me in the eye. The man from the allotment said to them, ‘Aren’t you going to say anything to the lady whose car you have just crashed into?'”

“One of the men turned to me and said, ‘I have got to get to training’. I said to him, ‘What do you mean you have to get to training?’

“I told him he was not going anywhere until he gave me his name, address, car registration and insurance documentation.”

The name is Ben Arfa;

“He gave me his name, Ben Arfa, a French phone number and showed me a photograph of his car, which showed the registration plate.

“He told me his friend would be round later and the two of them went off.”

Ben Arfa called around after training and gave his insurance details, whether the Panda has survived is not yet known.

The on-loan Newcastle player obviously showed no ill effects from the accident and played the first 72 minutes of Hull’s match with Southampton the next day, a howler from the Hull keeper Jakupovic allowing Victor Wanyama to hit a quality forty yard finish.


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