Former Juventus and Portsmouth striker Vincent Pericard has been jailed for four months.

Pericard, 24, is currently with Stoke City and was given the sentence for perverting the course of justice after he lied, claiming his stepfather was at the wheel of a speeding car, says the Daily Mail.

After the hearing, PC Duncan Russell said: "There is a small minority of people who think they are above the law and that they can lie their way out of a speeding fine.

"In this case the defendant was driving at 103mph and deliberately lied to avoid the consequences.

"The sentence today reinforces that the court will not tolerate this behaviour."