'Forget the cleats, take my car'

[OFF THE POST] James McPike, a 20-year-old apprentice at Birmingham City whose duties included polishing the cleats of star midfielder Olivier Kapo, is the proud owner of a $59,000 Mercedes. Kapo, after McPike asked him for his old cleats as a souvenir, instead threw him the keys to his car as a season-end gift.

When McPike explained he couldn't afford the insurance, the Frenchman, who earns $2.4 million a year, said he'd pay for that.

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