African professional footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG), has been sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for assaulting a police officer. He would also do community service.
Serge denied the crime but was still charged a fine of €600 (£521, $674) and a further €1,500 (£1,304; $1687) to cover court costs.
Report says that the incident occurred on 30th May after the 23-year old player left the nightclub. The police man who was on duty pulled him over and wanted to conduct a breath test.
They had an argument and the said police man was injured and had to take a break from work to treat his injuries.
Sadly this will not be the first time Serge Aurier is having a fallout with the law. This police assault is counted to be the 4th.
Two seasons ago, Serge was banned for making derogatory comments about a referee on social media.
A while back this year, Serge was suspended for insulting former PSG coach Laurent Blanc. The insult went round to some of his team mates – including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Salvatore Sirigu.
Adding more to his already recorded notorious tendencies, he elbows a French police officer on duty.
While a verdict has been passed on the player, many worry that he will not serve the time, courtesy of the backing from his club. Serge has been handed a 3-month suspension which seems to have been smartly waved.
Coupled with the flexibility in the French system, it is almost an open secret that he will not serve any time in jail.
The PSG defender has also said he will appeal the sentence.
“As you will have already read in the press, I have appealed against the initial decision. I believe in justice and I await the chance to explain myself again on this subject.”– Serge Aurier
So till he does that, the skilled soccer champ will keep playing matches for the club and earning his big bucks.
Serge Aurier is arguably one of the best right backs in the world. He was included in Ivory Coast’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup.