A Premier League footballer was locked in a Lamborghini drag race through London against a Rolls Royce, it has been claimed.
Professional chauffeur Paul Wheeler alleges he became locked in a race between the lights through a posh part of London.
He tells the story in his book Butler on Wheels, which features tales of his life working for billionaire CEOs.
The dramatic account alleges he raced the footballer through the streets with a Regents Park.
Paul claims he met footballer while waiting for one of his clients in Harley Street.
Banter between the two about cars – Paul driving a Rolls Royce Phantom and the footballer driving a Lamborghini – escalated into them having a race.
Paul claims the footballer – who he does not name – used to play for a Premier League side in London but has since moved to another club.
He recounts meeting the Prem star who was with his girlfriend at the time.
The two chatted about Paul’s car, before the player and his partner then departed.
Later in the day however, the Prem star returned, knocked on his window, and asked for directions to Regent’s Park.
Paul claims he then offered to show him the way through, and the two ended up racing through the streets of London.
Writing in his book, Pal claims: “Suddenly it looks like the start line at Silverstone.
“The lights are roughly a hundred metres ahead and they’re on red. So I wait.
“The Lambo pulls out behind me, with the pilot revving it.
“The street shakes and the audience is captivated. That lights turn green and I floor the accelerator."
Paul describes the scenes of pedestrians star at them as they hurtled through the street.
He describes the huge Rolls Royce looking like a magic carpet as it “whizzes” through the streets – a “tidal wave on wheels”.
The pair race between the lights and Paul says he “dare not take his eyes off the road”.
He claims the Lambo behind him sounded like an “angry silverback gorilla of a husband chasing after his cheating wife”.
Paul claims their brief race came to an end at Marylebone Road as both luxury cars came to a screeching halt at a red light.
The footballer pulled up alongside, called him a “nutter” before heading off as Paul joked the star needed “driving lessons”.
He writes: “The noise is violent and intoxicating and I feel the adrenaline charge.
“I would give my week’s wages for an hour like that.”
Elsewhere in his book, Paul reveals the secret lives of businessmen, oligarchs, and celebrities.
He reveals the extraordinary encounters from his clients' affairs, the wild sex parties with drugs and alcohol, shopping sprees and keeping their secrets.
The driver explains if you are lucky it will be champagnes parties, and at worst you could end up beaten up by your own employer and shrugged off with a £10k tip.
He claims he has to look after their secrets, often spending more time with the businessmen then their own families.
Paul writes: “The job can be exciting, even captivating, although at times it makes you feel empty and unnecessary. It’s never dull for long.”
- Premier League
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