Wrexham signing binned off £260k Lamborghini to prove he wasn’t ‘Billy Big Time’

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  • New Wrexham signing Steven Fletcher once ditched a £260,000 supercar to avoid being branded an arrogant hotshot.

    The former Scotland international, 36, joined the recently-promoted League Two club on a free transfer this week after being released by Dundee United at the end of last season.

    Having spent the bulk of his career in top flight football, Fletcher has more than a few bucks to throw around and built up a pretty impressive car collection back in the day.

    He infamously went viral in 2015 when a photo of him posing next to a quarter-of-a-million pound Lamborghini Aventador (with a swanky Bentley Continental in the background) emerged, angering Sunderland fans who accused him of being more concerned with money than the relegation dogfight the club was embroiled in at the time.

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    In response, Fletcher got rid of the Lamborghini and replaced it with a modest 4X4. He claimed he was "stitched up" by the car salesman, who asked him to pose in front of his new purchase before later leaking the snap, but insisted binning the car was worth it due to the online onslaught he received.

    "We all make mistakes but I don’t regret buying my car. The fans gave me dog’s abuse for that, of course they did," he revealed in 2016. "It would have been worse had I tweeted the picture of myself beside this car but I didn’t. I got stick for standing beside my car posing for a picture.

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    "The guy I bought it through asked if he could have a picture of me. I agreed and two weeks later it fell into someone else’s hands and they tweeted it.

    "People thought I was a Billy Big Time … they saw the Lamborghini and got the wrong idea about me. I had a reputation when I was younger for showing off stuff but I was brought up in a normal family."

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    Fortunately for Fletcher, Sunderland survived the drop that season, but only by three points. Half a year later he was loaned out to Ligue 1 side Marseille before quitting the Stadium of Light altogether at the end of the campaign and signing for Sheffield Wednesday.

    After four years at Hillsborough he moved to Stoke in 2020, and then to Dundee United in 2022. Previously, he'd enjoyed stints with Hibbs, Burnley and Wolves.

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