D.C. United and Jamaica football midfielder Ravel Morrison, 30, told Manchester Magistrates that he had been using a dead person's Blue Badge, after he was caught displaying the blue disability badge in the window of his white Audi in May.
The Manchester native, and former West Ham and Manchester United player, parked in an accessible parking space on Bridgewater street in May. However, he was caught after a parking inspector ran a check on the badge, only to find that it was registered to someone who had died in February 2022.
After admitting to buying the Blue Badge for £50 from "someone in Old Trafford", Morrison pleaded guilty to fraud, accepting a £1000 fine.
He was also ordered to pay £508 in costs and an additional victim surcharge of £400.
Ravel began his career as a promising rising star, playing for Manchester United from 2010 to 2012, Jamaica since 2020, and D.C. United since 2022.
That being said, Ravel has run into legal issues several times in the past. In 2011, Ravel admitted two counts of witness intimidation, and was ordered to pay £1,445 in costs. He was also convicted of criminal damage for throwing a girlfriend's phone out of a window. Additionally, in 2012, he ran into more trouble for using a homophobic slur on Twitter, and was charged under FA rule E3, which governs use of abusive and/or insulting words including reference to a person's sexual orientation.
He was taken into custody once again on July 31, 2014 and charged with two counts of common assault against his ex girlfriend and her mother.