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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paris St. Germain's African star convicted for elbowing a police officer

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Ivorian footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG), has been jailed for two months for elbowing a policeman.

The incident occurred at a Paris nightclub in May. The player was also fined €600 ($674) in damages by the court.

Although Aurier will remain free pending an appeal, meaning he will be available for selection for PSG's Champions League game on Wednesday.

The defender was stopped by police officers on duty on 30 May to to take a breath test after leaving a nightclub in Paris.

According to BBC, the police department said the officer involved took a day off as a matter of necessity to recover from his injuries.

Aurier on his own part denied the charge, claiming that he was a victim of police violence and victimization.

He was also charged a further €1,500 (£1,304; $1687) to cover court costs.


MY VIEW

A distasteful act from one of African stars abroad. Hoping the appeal goes well for him as he claimed police violence and victimization.


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