PSG player arrested after assault on teammate
Paris Saint-Germain women‘s player Aminata Diallo has been arrested in relation to an assault on her teammate Kheira Hamraoui.
Hamraoui was “violently assaulted” on November 4 on her way home from a team dinner, hence why she was absent from PSG‘s Champions League win over Real Madrid on Tuesday.
As per reports in L’Equipe, the player was allegedly set up and ambushed, being dragged from Diallo‘s car by two strangers when she was close to her home. She was then attacked with an iron bar, resulting in injuries which required hospital treatment.
Although there is currently no solid case against Diallo, police are said to be exploring a lead related to her. It has been noted that the two players are rivals for the same position for their club and the French national team.
PSG have wasted little time in releasing a statement acknowledging and condemning the attack on their players.
“Paris Saint-Germain notes that Aminata Diallo is in police custody as part of the proceedings relating to the assault on the club’s players,” reads a statement on the PSG website.
“Paris Saint-Germain fervently condemns the violence carried out. Since the evening of November 4, the club has taken the necessary measures to ensure the health, wellbeing and security of our players.
“The club is working with the Versailles police to shed light on the events. The club is attentive to the development of proceedings and will consider our next steps.”