Germany fans dinged with massive fines following World Cup victory

A fan of the German national soccer team's joy turned to disbelief following last Sunday's World Cup final.

He says he and his brother were given a massive fines while taking part in the post-game celebrations.

The 35 year old man - who asked that CJAD not mention his name - says he and his brother were jubilantly celebrating the World Cup final like hundreds of others when a police officer pulled them over and issued each of them a $1,260 fine each for car-surfing.

The man said the officer greatly exaggerated the nature of the offences.

"My brother was just leaning out the car, it was not unsafe or anything like that," he said. He says he was driving around 30 km/h.

He admits his brother wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time but denies he was car-surfing.

He describes the officer as rude and aggressive.

"Maybe he was an Argentina fan or something, I don't know," he says, laughing. "But this guy was really frustrated."

He says he will contest the ticket.

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  1. Shelley posted on 07/16/2014 06:27 PM
    So he broke the law a couple of times, by not wearing a seat belt and sticking his head and upper body out of the car and he thinks he should not be penalized? On top of that, he contacts a radio station and is not brave enough to give his name? Then he blames it on being a fan of Germany, and that the officer was perhaps an Argentina fan and therefore wrongly taking it out on him? Maybe the officer was crabby because he has to deal with idiots that go a bit too far in their celebrations? I'm just shaking my head in disbelief here.
    1. Rooster posted on 07/17/2014 08:46 AM
      @Shelley Lets see $1260.00 fine for an adult leaning out a car window and a $60.00 fine for leaving a child in a car during stifling heat.
      Talk amongst yourselves!!!!!
  2. Dominic posted on 07/17/2014 08:46 AM
    Uuuuummmmmm Shelley, all he said is that the officer greatly exagerated the fines. A passenger not wearing his seat belt and sticking his head or torso out the car like a lot of people celebrating a game idoes not result in a 2'520$. Yes they should be penalized but reasonably. The officer didn't have to lie about it and exagerate things. Why are you being so crabby? You're twisting the words of the article here and doing like the cop.
    We ha a lot of good cops but we all know that some of them "greatly exagerate" things and power trip.
  3. nicky5angels posted on 07/17/2014 11:03 AM
    Why is this even considered news? Because it’s a Francophone cop giving an Anglophone a large fine? Not everything that happens in this province is some gov't conspiracy against Anglophones or non-Quebecois. These two guys broke the law, got caught and if they don't agree with the fine they should just contest it, not try to hint that there is something more to this by crying to a pro-Anglo radio station. Next time put your belt on, keep your head in the car.
    1. RightOnBud posted on 07/17/2014 04:00 PM
      @nicky5angels Where in this article does it mention language of the police officer or the German fan? You're the one bringing a language issue up where none was present. Your ignorance it what stirs up conflict...

      On the other hand... I do agree that they did break the law and they deserve a fine. Maybe it was too much, however the point in a fine is to deter this action from happening again... I'm a huge soccer fan and love to celebrate when my team wins, however these car celebrations are dangerous and generally annoying. The big flags out the windows could create an accident, putting you body out the car without a seatbelt puts yourself at jeopardy while also possibly having an impact on an innocent individual should they be the one to kill you in an accident!

      Contest the ticket if you think it is exaggerated!
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