Arsenal Defender William Gallas paid $535,000 for this chrome Mercedes SLR McLaren. He's not the only English footballer. Blackburn Rovers Striker Ello Hadji Diouf paid $642,000 for his. Dear god, make it stop.

The two were clearly looking for some way to separate themselves from all their plain SLR-owning colleagues. Thierry Henry also drives the top-of-the-range Mercedes, as do Claude Makelele and Wayne Rooney, who paid for his with royalties from Shrek the Third. [via The Daily Mail]