French international Aminata Diallo was arrested in connection with a violent attack on a teammate. And media reports confirmed that Diallo, the French champion, Paris Saint-Germain, on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain, where German player Sarah Dabritz contracts, did not name the victim.
According to media reports and Agence France-Presse, Khaira Hamraoui is also an activist in the French Choice. According to the specialist newspaper L’Equipe, the 31-year-old was said to have returned home last Thursday after a club dinner with Diallo, 26, when strangers attacked her with an iron bar and hit her on the legs.
The case brings back memories of one of the most sensational sports scandals: in 1994, American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was hit in the knee by a killer with an iron rod. The client was Jeff Gillooly, husband of Tonya Harding, Kerrigan’s fiercest rival at the time.
It is not yet clear whether Diallo was behind the attack on Hamrawi. There is no charge. However, it was known on Wednesday evening that Diallo’s detention had been extended so that she could remain in police custody until Friday morning. In addition, a man unrelated to Diallo was arrested in Lyon in connection with the crime.
Paris Saint-Germain condemned the attack “strongly” and otherwise referred to the ongoing investigations in which the club supported the authorities. She added that further measures will be examined.
The Hamraoui midfielder missed the Champions League group match against Real Madrid (4-0) on Tuesday evening – according to Paris, “for personal reasons”. On the other hand, Diallo was in the starting lineup as Däbritz.
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