Pogba, Hamraoui… the scandals in football are multiplying


Justice: Pogba, Hamraoui… scandals in football are multiplying

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E. Pelletier, N. Dahan, JS. Fernandez, M. Petitjean, SA. Ho, C. La Rocca, J. Chouquet – franceinfo

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In the world of French football, scandals are multiplying. In one week, several cases made the news.

Mathias Pogba was presented, Saturday, September 17, to a magistrate in Paris. He is suspicious of the case of attempted extortion against his brother Paul, midfielder for Juventus and the France team. In August, the latter filed a complaint, explaining that he had been sequestered in an apartment by armed men who came to claim 13 million euros from him in exchange for protection. Among the attackers, according to him, childhood friends, in relation to his older brother Mathias. Men known to justice. « Fame combined with money attracts greed and more or less concealed forms of racketeering »exposes Nicolas Kssis-Martov, journals at So Foot.

The prosecution requests the detention of Mathias Pogba. Another player is currently in the cell: Aminata Diallo, indicted for aggravated violence against Kheira Hamraoui, her former teammate at PSG and in the France team. She is currently imprisoned in the women’s prison of Versailles (Yvelines). Delinquency and football find themselves intertwined for a story, here a priori, of sporting rivalry. « We can clearly see dangerous links between a certain delinquent environment and the world of football », says Me Julia Minkowski, lawyer for Kheira Hamraoui. The player says she is completely foreign to aggression.

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