England World cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst has become embroiled in a controversy after allegedly committing a driving offence on the continent.
The former striker, whose extra time goal in the World Cup final against West Germany caused a furore, had been on holiday in Berlin.
But as he was driving on autobahn A103 away from the German capital, he was stopped by traffic police.
One of the officers, PC Dienst, claimed that Sir Geoff had briefly lost control of his Jaguar XF, which had veered to the right and crossed into the outside lane.
Hurst vehemently claimed that he he hadn't strayed into the other lane and appealed to the second police officer to back him up. But Sir Geoff's pleas came to nothing when PC Bakhramov confirmed that he had in fact crossed the line.