A Paris Saint-Germain women's soccer team player was arrested Wednesday in France in connection with an attack on a colleague, the club said.
The midfielder, 26-year-old midfielder Aminata Diallo, was detained in police custody as part of an investigation "following an incident of assault by team players last Thursday," the club said in a statement. It did not name the injured player.
“Paris Saint-Germain strongly condemns the violence. As of Thursday evening, Nov. 4, the club has taken all necessary steps to ensure the health, well-being and safety of its players, ”said the club.
Diallo replaced his injured teammate, Kheira Hamraoui, in the European Champions League match on Tuesday against Real Madrid.
French sports newspaper L’Equipe was the first to report that the arrest was linked to the violent attack on Hamraoui, a PSG midfielder, last Thursday.Midfielder Aminata Diallo has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on his colleague Kheira Hamraoui last week, allegedly with iron bars.
After a PSG party dinner, Hamraoui was in Diallo's car when two masked men appeared around 10.30pm, pulled him out of a passenger seat and kicked him in the legs, the newspaper reported. to save. The attack lasted a few minutes, and the attackers fled, reports L’Equipe, citing sources we know about the incident.
Hamraoui, 31, suffered injuries to his legs and arms, the newspaper reported.
"PSG is working closely with the Versailles SRPJ (Service Régional de Police Judiciaire) to clarify the facts," the club said, adding that it would consider what action should be taken.
The incident appears to be in line with Tonya Harding's 1994 scandal.
In January 1994, Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, planned to attack his skiing rival Nancy Kerrigan, who was beaten in the legs with a stick and forced to withdraw from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding eventually won the tournament.Midfielder Aminata Diallo has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on his colleague Kheira Hamraoui last week, allegedly with iron bars.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit atrocities in March 1994, and Gillooly was sentenced to prison. Harding was banned for life in the U.S. Figure Skating Association June 1994.