Marco Reus for years on the road without a valid driver’s license | Can he ever again do car commercials?
Yesterday at BVB training: Reus strokes his hair, looks pensive Photo: AP/dpa
BILD revealed: Marco Reus (25) must pay 540,000 euros fine for driving without a license. Now it turns out: The national player had a Dutch driver’s license – a fake one!
Matthias Brugelmann from BILD’s editor-in-chief comments on the case of Marco Reus, who drove for years with a fake driver’s license.
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The Marco Reus case. Now it comes out: Apparently he had a forged driver’s license! This is what the WDR reports.
WDR quotes from the penalty order: “In 2009, you obtained a Dutch driver’s license through an unknown contact person, knowing that this would not entitle you to drive motor vehicles in Germany. This one is a forgery.”
From whom did Reus get the fake driver’s license? Since 1. July 2009 he played in Gladbach (20 kilometers from Holland).
As a judiciary spokesman confirmed to BILD, Reus was also investigated for document forgery. He had on 18. March presented the invalid driver’s license. The preliminary proceedings were dropped because he was already facing a higher penalty for driving without a license. The Reus side did not want to comment to BILD.
Is the league experiencing a new driving license scandal??
In May 2008, it was revealed that a driving instructor from Lower Saxony, driving examiners and accomplices had “helped” about 50 professionals.
Is Reus allowed to continue advertising for cars?
The midfield star was part of a campaign by BVB sponsor Opel. Whether this will be continued is open.
Opel stated: “Of course, the case took us by surprise. We know that our partner BVB Dortmund has discussed and clarified the issue with Marco Reus. We have nothing to add to this.”
Not the only car ad featuring Reus!
Before the World Cup in Brazil, photos were taken of the BVB star – sitting on a Mercedes (DFB sponsor).
In addition, Reus advertises for the mineral oil company Aral. On his Facebook page, he wrote in June: “Just fill up, collect points and dust off bonuses.”
Almost curious: Reus advertises for the “Hot Wheels” model cars at toy manufacturer Mattel.
How Dortmund reacts?
Reus had a serious one-on-one conversation with coach Jurgen Klopp (47). Klopp: “He took a wrong turn at some point in his life, to stay in the topic, as a very young guy.”
And: “He is maximally reasonable. A stupid story with no real way out until you get caught. For this he gets an extraordinarily high penalty, which is then also in order.”
How does Dortmund assess that Reus was on the road with forged papers according to the penalty order?
BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke (55): “This incident has also been quite obviously evaluated in terms of criminal law. I can not say more on this subject.”
Nevertheless, Watzke puts himself in front of his employee: “What Marco did was serious. He received a severe and just punishment for it. I know from conversations with him that he deeply regrets the matter. All BVB officials stand united by Marco.”