…says he took employer’s vehicle on joyride to “show off”A remorseful yet humorous Mark Anthony, called “Unruly Boss”, a labourer of no fixed address, appeared unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan to answer a complaint mad by his employer, Rajiff Singh of La Penitence (Georgetown), that he had taken Singh’s motor van, GSS 1970, valued at $3.35 million, without permission, and had abandoned same on the Agricola Public Road after it had run out of gas.Anthony pleaded guilty to the offence, and told the court that he is 24 years old with no fixed place of abode — living “all over in a lot of places”.Anthony had previously worked with the complainant’s father in the interior, but had recently been fired. Despite being the one to have fired Anthony, Singh had taken him under his roof, as Anthony had nowhere to live when he returned to Georgetown. In return for being provided with food, clothing and shelter, Anthony was expected to lend a hand on the businessman’s premises, and had been working as a labourer for the past two months.On Boxing Day last (December 26, 2017), Singh left his premises in care of Anthony and went to visit relatives in Kitty. However, as he was driving north along Vlissingen Road, Anthony cruised past him in motor van GSS 1970.At a traffic light, Singh made eye contact with Anthony, causing Anthony to speed away in a nervous state. The alarmed employer then made a report to the Ruimveldt Police Station, and Anthony was subsequently arrested and detained at the Kitty Police Station. The motor van was found abandoned on the Agricola Public Road the following day.In court, Anthony readily admitted to the offence, but said he had no intention to steal the vehicle. “I just went on a lil’ show-off drive. I didn’t intend to steal,” Anthony pleaded.He said he was forced to abandon the vehicle after it had run out of gas, and he had given his girlfriend the keys to the vehicle for safekeeping.The Chief Magistrate fined Anthony $30,000, with an alternative of two months in jail for default of payment.“I will spend the two months, and I will try to behave myself,” he assured the court.
France produced little response to going behind and could have been reduced to 10 men when Everton defender Digne was booked for a late, studs-up challenge on Denzel Dumfries.PSV Eindhoven right-back Dumfries was then twice denied by Lloris following Daley Blind’s cross as the hosts went in search of a second.Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris had a busy night and was required to get down low to turn away a direct free-kick from Depay, before repelling two further attempts from the Lyon forward minutes later.The Netherlands – led by captain Virgil van Dijk – defended resolutely and never looked like surrendering their lead as they beat France for the first time since Euro 2008.They eventually made the points safe in the fifth minute of added time when Depay cheekily chipped in from the spot after France substitute Moussa Sissoko brought down De Jong in the box. Memphis Depay celebrates the Netherlands’ second ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion scrap Ronald Koeman has made an impressive start as Netherlands boss Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update RANKED The Netherlands celebrate their opening goal against France Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Most Read In Football latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed gameday cracker BEST OF LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense SORRY Joachim Low’s winless German side will now head to League B, compounding a miserable year for the Germans, who a limp defence of the World Cup in the summer by exiting in the group stage in Russia.The Netherlands will now have the chance to qualify for the finals of Nations League ahead of world champions France when they complete the group stage against the Germans in Gelsenkirchen on Monday.Victory in that match would see Ronald Koeman’s men top the group, while a draw would also be sufficient because of their superior goal difference.The Dutch fully merited their narrow victory at De Kuip and below-par France, without the injured Paul Pogba, would have lost by more had it not been for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Star man Wijnaldum fired home the 44th-minute opener, before Depay dinked in a penalty deep into added time. Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum then escaped with just a yellow card from referee Anthony Taylor after a clumsy challenge which saw him stand on Griezmann.The Netherlands deservedly edged ahead a minute before half-time following a mistake by Steven N’Zonzi.Central midfielder N’Zonzi, playing in the absence of Manchester United‘s Pogba, inadvertently helped Frenkie de Jong’s cross onto Ryan Babel and, after his close-range effort was repelled by the legs of Lloris, Wijnaldum reacted quickest to slot in the rebound.The emphatic finish was the 28-year-old’s 10th international goal and came on the ground where he began his career with Feyenoord. 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments, have been rejuvenated under former Southampton and Everton coach Koeman.Full of confidence from last month’s 3-0 success against Germany, they had an excellent opportunity to go ahead inside two minutes.Depay burst past France left-back Lucas Digne on the right before cutting the ball back for the unmarked Wijnaldum to strike a powerful first-time shot which was beaten away by Lloris.The hosts controlled the opening period, although France threatened during a rare foray forward when Antoine Griezmann’s header from a Digne cross bounced off the surface before being held by Jasper Cillessen.Les Bleus, who needed a point to ensure top spot in the group, seemed content to sit back and they were grateful Depay’s 13th-minute volley was straight at Lloris. PAYBACK Germany have been relegated from the top-tier of the Nations League.The 2014 world champions have finished bottom of Group A1 after the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over France on Friday evening.Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay crowned a dominant display from the Dutch in Rotterdam to end Les Bleus’ 15-game unbeaten run.