West Ham star Antonio’s $27ok insurance coverage invoice after Christmas Day automotive crash

West Ham star Antonio’s $27ok insurance coverage invoice after Christmas Day automotive crash

Michail Antonio joined West Ham in 2015. Photograph by Catherine Ivill/Getty Photos

West Ham United forward Michail Antonio has said he had to get car insurance through a specialist company who charged him $27,000 (£20,000) following his Christmas Day crash in 2019.

Sources told Football4cast that Antonio crashed his Lamborghini into a bin shed of a family home dressed as a snowman. He was unhurt after the crash and a source added no alcohol was involved.

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But since then the incident has had an effect on his ability to get car insurance.

“I was struggling to get insurance this year,” he said. “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 G63 now. They were offering me £10,000 for an [Audi] A333 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.”

Antonio, who has scored in every of West Ham’s final two video games, additionally spoke intimately concerning the incident on Dec. 25, 2019.

“It was Christmas Day,” he mentioned. “Nonetheless to at the present time it has harm me. I miss that automotive. Principally, I used to be driving nevertheless it was a slippery street.

“Within the automotive it corners properly and holds the street, so I used to be going 30-35mph on a 30mph street. Because it holds corners I feel I needn’t break, I am simply going to go not far away like I do on a regular basis.

“However as I am going not far away, it skids. In order it skids, I s— myself and I slam on the brakes — the worst factor you might do on ice as you simply velocity up once you’re meant to simply go along with it type of factor.

“So I slam on the brakes, skid and go up on the curb — however I do not actually bear in mind it, the whole lot simply occurred so quick.

“Then smoke comes out of the entrance of the automotive, and the engine is within the again so I am considering ‘the automotive is gonna blow up,’ despite the fact that it is simply the airbags.

“So I am having to leap out of the passenger facet of the tiny automotive. It is a insanity. And the factor is, I used to be in a snowman costume as effectively. I do not get why I did not take it off in there, type it out.”



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