Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has been handed a two-month prison sentence for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
The Ivory Coast international is accused of assaulting the officer back in May, when he was asked to pull over for a breath test.
The 23-year-old who was alleged to have elbowed the officer, denied such claims and states he was brutalised. Reports have it, he’ll be appealing the decision.
“It was violent,” Aurier said on French television in June. “The police officers got out of the car, insulted me, brutalised me, my lip was smashed.
“What’s even worse is that the police officer said I had elbowed him in the thorax. If I wanted to touch him, I would have punched him in the face. He did though, struck me several times in the face.
“I have nothing to hide in the case, there are at least five or six witnesses that say exactly the same thing I have.”
His case is considered ‘convertible’, meaning it is likely to be served through community service.
Aurier has also been ordered to pay an additional €300 compensation for physical injuries, €300 for moral damages and €1500 for legal costs.