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Kheira Hamraoui, PSG footballer, attacked, her teammate Aminata Diallo in custody

The French international of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) Kheira Hamraoui was violently attacked last week, Agence France-Presse learned from a source familiar with the matter. Her teammate in club and in selection Aminata Diallo, present at the time of the facts, was placed in police custody on Wednesday 10 November, the club confirmed for its part.

“Paris-Saint-Germain takes note of the police custody this morning of Aminata Diallo by the SRPJ [service régional de police judiciaire] de Versailles in the context of the open procedure ” following an assault on Thursday evening against players of the club, he said in a statement, confirming information revealed by the sports daily The team. His police custody was extended by twenty-four hours on Wednesday, at the end of the afternoon, announced the prosecutor of Versailles, Maryvonne Caillibotte.

Aminata Diallo started on Tuesday night in the Champions League against Real Madrid, in the post usually occupied by Kheira Hamraoui, who was absent for ” personal reasons “, depending on the club. Aminata Diallo was arrested Wednesday morning in Marly-le-Roi (Yvelines), and placed in police custody by the brigade for the repression of banditry of the judicial police of Versailles.

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Present in the same vehicle

In Lyon, a man “Which could have a link with the assault”, but not related to Aminata Diallo, was also taken into custody by the judicial police, added Mr.me Caillibotte. The investigation, triggered by Kheira Hamraoui’s complaint filed Friday morning, was opened for willful violence with a total interruption of work (ITT) of less than eight days, in a meeting, with a weapon (an iron bar) and with premeditation . Aminata Diallo, who spoke while in police custody, did not call a lawyer, added the prosecutor.

The two players, returning from a dinner organized by the club on Thursday evening, were present in the same vehicle when strangers attacked Kheira Hamraoui, hitting her in the legs with an iron bar. Diallo would have been retained by the attackers, but not the victim of physical violence, a source within the club told AFP.

Footballer Aminata Diallo playing for the French team during a match against England, in March 2018.

Returning this summer to PSG, after a first visit to the capital (2012-2016), Kheira Hamraoui established herself at the age of 31 among the reigning French champions, after winning the Women’s Champions League with FC Barcelona , in May. Recalled to the France team in October, after two and a half years of absence, the former Barça player was forced to give up due to injury. The coach Corinne Deacon then recalled Aminata Diallo, 26, as a reinforcement, without making her play.

The track of an internal rivalry at PSG, advanced by a source near The team, revived the memory of the Harding-Kerrigan affair, which rocked the world of figure skating before the 1994 Winter Olympics. The American skater Nancy Kerrigan, silver medalist at these Olympics, had been assaulted a few weeks earlier at the iron bar, at the level of one leg, during an ambush orchestrated by the entourage of Tonya Harding, one of her rivals on the ice.

The World with AFP

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