The police in France arrested a member of the Paris St.-Germain ladies’s soccer group on Wednesday as they seemed into accusations she was concerned in a premeditated assault on a teammate who was struck within the legs by masked males wielding steel bars.
The membership stated the participant who was arrested, midfielder Aminata Diallo, was taken into custody as a part of the investigation of an assault on its gamers final Thursday. P.S.G., which secured its first championship this 12 months, didn’t present additional particulars of the incident, or identify the gamers that had been attacked.
Diallo’s arrest occurred a day after she changed her injured teammate Kheira Hamraoui in P.S.G.’s midfield for its Champions League sport towards Real Madrid. Hamraoui, signed from Barcelona earlier than this season, is recovering from accidents to each her legs and her fingers sustained within the assault, which occurred after a group dinner.
Hamraoui had accepted a journey residence from Diallo after the meal. As they have been driving, the automobile was stopped by two males, in accordance with an individual acquainted with the scenario, who confirmed particulars first printed by the sports activities newspaper L’Equipe. The ladies have been pulled out of the car, the individual stated, and whereas Diallo was held by one of many assailants, Hamraoui was assaulted.
“Paris St.-Germain is working with the Versailles Police to clarify the facts,” the group stated in a press release. “The Club is paying close attention to the progress of the proceedings and will study what action to take.”
The incident and the accusations instantly evoked reminiscences of the 1994 assault on the determine skater Nancy Kerrigan, who was attacked with a police baton at that 12 months’s United States championships in a plot orchestrated by the husband of a rival skater, Tonya Harding.
After Kerrigan was compelled to withdraw from the championships, Harding gained to assert a spot on the 1994 U.S. Olympic group. Kerrigan was later named to the group regardless of failing to qualify and gained the silver medal. Harding, who has lengthy denied being concerned within the assault however pleaded responsible to hindering prosecution, completed eight.