BBC Cricket Commentators, Agnew and Vaughn, forced to empty pockets and hand over cash when stopped by Joburg Metro Police in South Africa.Well, this is embarrassing... BBC Cricket Commentators, Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan were driving back to their hotel in Johannesburg on Friday evening when they were pulled over by a South African Policeman, more specifically a Joburg Metro Policeman (as seen in the pic). According to Agnew, Vaughn and others in the car, Agnew, was asked to produce his driver license which he did not have on him at the time. It was then that the officer became "very aggressive and unpleasant" as Michael Vaughn described him.Agnew was threatened with being cuffed and hauled off to the nearest cop station, Vaughn reports that moments later the policeman said,
“Right, empty your pockets, give me your money, what have you got?”'We were all emptying our pockets. I had to give him an English tenner. It was dangerous territory for us all.It is said that whilst the cop was pocketing all the cash, his tune changed and he cheekily started enquiring about the cricket...The group says they didn't waste time in getting back on the road however Vaughn managed to get a quick photo on his phone of the cop speaking to Agnew before they headed off back to the hotel.Agnew then took to Twitter to announce what had just happened, these are the tweets he posted:
Still. Could have been worse. Officer kindly let me keep 20 Rand (85p) to see me through till Wednesday evening.— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) January 22, 2016
Some users on twitter have bashed the guys saying that they had a choice etc, these have been instantly shot down by other users saying that its "easy to give advice from an armchair" which is understandable, since being placed in a situation like that as a foreigner, would you really want to find out if the cop was bluffing and potentially spend the night down at Joburg central?... probably not haha 🙂 The thing is, corrupt cops know that too, hence why they exploit it.Well done Mr. Cop...nice work you flippen idiot...you give a superb name to the rest of your colleagues and South Africa in general...BRAVO! what an absolute knob...
He made us empty our pockets and took the cash. Please do not suggest I bribed him. https://t.co/AJPO5r4tIp— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) January 23, 2016