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Which Premier League footballer has been fined for speeding at 90mph?

Gaetan Bong of Brighton and Hove Albion must pay a total of £818.

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File picture of speed cameras (Gareth Fuller/PA)

File picture of speed cameras (Gareth Fuller/PA)

File picture of speed cameras (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Premier League Footballer Gaetan Bong has been fined £667 for speeding at 90mph in a 70mph zone in his Land Rover.

The Brighton and Hove Albion defender did not attend his sentencing hearing at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Bong, 30, was clocked on the A27 near Shoreham, West Sussex, at around 1pm on December 29 last year.

He was also previously charged with failing to respond to a court summons when he did not appear at a previous hearing in early September.

But the charge was dropped on Tuesday morning after it emerged Bong had sent the paperwork but it had not been recorded in the court system.

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Gaetan Bong in action for Brighton (Nigel French/PA)

Gaetan Bong in action for Brighton (Nigel French/PA)

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Gaetan Bong in action for Brighton (Nigel French/PA)

Bong did not attend the brief hearing but his lawyer Mark Haslam entered a guilty plea to speeding on his behalf.

Magistrate Maria Kempshall handed him a £667 fine, plus £85 court costs and a surcharge of £66, leaving Bong with an £818 bill to pay within 14 days.

The Cameroon international player, who holds an EU driving licence, was also given three points on his licence.

Last week former England skipper David Beckham, 43, avoided a ban for speeding at 59mph in a 40mph zone in a hired Bentley.

Despite admitting exceeding the limit on the A40 in Paddington, Beckham’s lawyer Nick Freeman, dubbed Mr Loophole by the press, successfully argued the notice of intended prosecution (NIP) was received one day outside of the 14 day-time limit.

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