A Watford FC midfielder has been fined after skipping a £100 train fare.

Tom Dele-Bashiru – full name Ayotomiwa Sherif Tom Dele-Bashiru – failed to pay for his £103.50 ticket from Reading to Manchester on December 18, 2021.

The 22-year-old, who Watford loaned to Reading last season, was the subject of a hearing at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 8.


Magistrates ordered the former Manchester City midfielder to pay a £140 fine on top of the £103.50 compensation he must pay to Cross Country railway service.

Manchester-born Dele-Bashiru, of Napier Road, will also have to pay £214 in court fees – taking the total bill to £457.50.

Dele-Bashiru has now returned to Watford FC having made 38 appearances for the Royals, scoring four times.