PSG’s Serge Aurier Sentenced To Jail For…


Paris Saint-Germain defender and Ivorian footballer, Serge Aurier, was sentenced to two months in jail on Monday for assaulting a police officer following an incident outside a Paris nightclub in May.

He was also fined €600 (£521, $674) in damages over the incident.

The Ivory Coast international was said to have refused to cooperate when asked to leave his tinted-glass Porsche Cayenne car which police said was incorrectly parked outside the club in the early hours in an upmarket district of the capital.

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According to the police, the incident turned violent when an agitated Aurier elbowed one of the officers in the chest, causing him to have to take a day off work.

Serge Aurier, however, denied the charge and was allowed to walk free from the court because no order for immediate incarceration was issued pending a possible appeal.

The 23-year-old was suspended earlier this year over his comments about the then-PSG coach Laurent Blanc.

He was banned for three games by Uefa last season after a video posted on Facebook showed the player calling referee Bjorn Kuipers a “dirty son of a bitch” over the sending-off of his then team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He also called his team-mate Angel di Maria a “clown” as he answered a fan’s questions on social media app Periscope. On Friday, he was sent off for a foul in the first half of PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Toulouse.

Despite the sentencing, Aurier is expected to be available for PSG’s tie against Ludogorets in Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Aurier, has already announced that he will appeal the decision. “We’re appealing. Mr Aurier contests the findings. He’s not guilty and must be acquitted,” his lawyer, Claire Boutard de la Combe, said.

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Serge Aurier has played for PSG five times this season and provided the assist for Edinson Cavani’s goal against Arsenal in the Champions League two weeks ago.