Former England skipper Michael Vaughan asked to empty pockets by South African police
The incident took place a couple of days back when he was going back to his hotel.
New Delhi: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan and BBC Test match commentator Jonathan Agnew were asked to give all their money by an allegedly corrupt police officer in South Africa.
The incident took place a couple of days back when they were driving a rented car back to their hotel.
Agnew, who was driving the car without his driving license was told to come out of the car and give 40 pounds, as per Vaughan's account.
Broadcaster Henry Blofeld and commentator Simon Mann were also seated in the car.
“All of a sudden we got pulled in for no apparent reason. He [police officer] was taking Aggers [Agnew] to the cop shop! He 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.” Vaughan was quoted as saying by Daily Mail speaking with BBC Five.
Vaughan also added that he clicked a photo of police officer, “I had to do it without the policeman seeing. He was an angry man – he didn’t like me at all. At one brief moment I thought Mr Agnew was going to be spending the night behind bars. We might have had to start the Free Jonathan Agnew campaign. It was a hairy moment. The best bit about it is that once he’d said, ‘Empty your pockets’, the officer then said, ‘How’s the cricket going then? Who’s winning? Did South Africa have the better day?’ I said: We’re off. I’m not hanging around.”