Norwich City stars chip in to buy �1,000 car

We've grown used to the stereotype of Premier League footballers driving around in flash sports cars, but don't be surprised if you see Grant Holt or Steve Morison driving to Colney in an old banger.

That's because, as part of a team bonding exercise, the Canaries squad have each chipped in �50 to buy a �1,000 clapped out car, with the player who trains worst each week forced to use it to get to training.

Norwich City fans who follow the players on social media site Twitter get regular updates from the stars on whether the young or old players have triumphed in training.

And midfielder Elliott Bennett has revealed the punishment in store for those who do not pull their weight in those sessions.

The former Brighton player, who netted the Canaries' spectacular winner in the White Hart Lane victory over Tottenham on Easter Monday, said the winning team in training got to pick one of their opponents to wear a 'donkey shirt' and drive the banger into training.


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He said: 'It does not start all the time and there have been a few problems. I have not driven it yet — thankfully — but there are still a few weeks to go.

'Steve Morison gets voted a lot but much of the time, very unfairly. It seems to be the strikers more than the defenders who get voted.

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'The players drive it to training. I am not sure if you would get it to the city centre.'

The white 1980s Porsche 924 is unlikely to pass its next MOT so the Norwich players have decided to auction it off for charity.

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