Dean Saunders let off over Euro 2016 airport car park fine
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 08/07/16 7:41am
Dean Saunders is no longer facing a four-figure parking fine for leaving his car in a short-stay airport car park after travelling to Euro 2016.
The former Wales striker, who had been in France to work as a TV pundit, left his car in a short-stay car park at Birmingham Airport when the tournament started under the assumption that his country would not make it to the latter stages of the tournament.
However, Chris Coleman's side reached the semi-finals in France before being knocked out by Portugal on Wednesday night meaning Saunders was facing a fine of £1,000.
However, the airport has waived the fee and asked Saunders to make a donation to charity.
Fans had set up a donations page to pay the fine but had raised only £53 at the last count. However, the airport has offered to let him off.
A spokesman for Birmingham Airport said: "To soften the blow, we've waived Dean's fee and invited him to make a donation to charity. The team made Wales proud."