SIMON JORDAN was once the youngster-ever owner of a Premier League club.
But that didn’t stop him from attempting to pay a mammoth £10,000 FA fine in one-pound coins.
Simon Jordan admits trying to pay a £10,000 FA fine with a wheelbarrow of one-pound coins
Jordan was once the youngest owner of a Premier League after leading Crystal Palace
Jordan, 55, is currently one of the leading voices on talkSPORT radio.
Earlier in his career, he took charge of Crystal Palace despite only being aged 32 years old at the time.
It made him the youngster-ever owner and chairman of a Premier League club.
And Jordan recounted the moment he was handed a hefty fine by FA chiefs during his time at the Eagles’ helm.
He was slapped with a £10k punishment in 2005 over comments made in a newspaper.
Jordan’s penalty was eventually suspended by the FA.
And he admits being left disappointed as he’d already scraped the £10k together with a wheelbarrow full of one-pound coins.
Jordan told talkSPORT: “When the FA fined me £10,000, I promised to deliver it in a wheelbarrow of pound coins.
“They then suspended the penalty, so I had this £10,000 in pound coins and didn’t know what to do with it, so years later [I finally got to do it].”
Jordan’s admission came as he paid a £1,000 wager to pundit pal Jim White in 20p coins.
That’s after initially attempting to hand over the dosh in pennies.
Handing a huge sack to White, Jordan said: “The moment has come Jimbo.
“You said the man doesn’t pay his bets, here’s your £1000 for your lucky bet, here it is, the lowest common denominator I could get, it’s all yours, spend it in slot machines.
“They’re not pound coins but I tried to get pennies, the bank manager said ‘I can’t get you 100,000 pennies, it’s 20ps Jimbo.
“50 kilos that was. I gave my driver a day off then I suddenly realised how am I going to get this in, I’ve been lugging it in on a trolley. Jim will probably count it and say ‘there’s 999,980p, what have you done with the other 20?’”
White explained to listeners: “So I had a bet with Simon that Newcastle would finish top six and it was a £1000 charity bet.
“I’ve been on at him to bring it in, and he’s brought it in 20 pences, I do not believe it.
“We’ll get in touch with Newcastle and get their advice on which charity we give the money to.”
Jordan then refused to take the sack back, adding: “No mate it’s yours, I’ve paid my bet, it’s nothing to do with me anymore, get some exercise. Enjoy.
“I phoned my bank and said I want 1ps, they said ‘can’t get you 1ps, what about 20ps’ I said ‘how much is that going to weigh?’ and they said 46 kilos.”