African professional footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG), reportedly saved the life of Mali forward Moussa Doumbia on Saturday.
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.
More often than not, the footballer makes news for notorious actions. Surprisingly the media presents him in a bright light as people praise him for saving the life of Moussa Doumbia, a Malian footballer.
Moussa was “knocked unconscious”, he fell and started choking. Report says he was almost swallowing his tongue when Serge Aurier came to his rescue and saved his life.
French Radio Report had this to say:
“All the players realised that Doumbia was choking and was about to swallow his tongue,”
“That’s when Aurier, with one of our players, quickly put him on his side and pulled out his tongue, because he was about to lose his life.”
The last issue reported by the law against Serge was that of assaulting a police officer in Paris. The French Police officer had wanted to conduct a breath test on him when he lost it and attacked the man.
For this, he was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment. Many have suggested that the star, backed by his club, will most likely not serve any time in prison as should be.
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.”
Let’s just say Serge is a free man till the appeal.
It is great to know that the controversial star can be up to some good sometimes. Rescuing Moussa Doumbia is indeed an exceptional gesture that is worth commending him for.