Paris St Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been released from police custody after an attack on one of the club’s players and retains her innocence.
- Aminata Diallo has denied involvement in an alleged attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui
- Hamraoui suffered injuries to her hands and legs in the attack
- Diallo was arrested the day after playing for PSG in a UEFA Women’s Champions League match
PSG said on Wednesday that Diallo had been arrested by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings following the alleged attack.
The newspaper L’Equipe reported that Diallo, 26, allegedly tried to physically injure teammate Kheira Hamraoui by having two masked men dragging her out of a car and attacking her on November 4th.
Local media said Hamraoui was taken to hospital with injuries to her hands and legs.
Hamraoui later missed PSG’s Champions League 4-0 win over Spanish club Real Madrid on Tuesday evening, a match in which Diallo played before being arrested the following day.
“Paris Saint-Germain notes the release of Aminata Diallo from police custody,” PSG said in a statement.
“The club continues to support its players to allow them to overcome this suffering as soon as possible.
“Paris Saint-Germain reiterates its faith in justice to shed light on the events.
“The club would like to thank everyone for showing moderation and respect for the presumption of innocence as well as the privacy of the team.”
Diallo issued a statement through her lawyer, denying the allegations.
“She formally denies the allegations,” Diallo’s lawyer, Mourad Battikh, said in a statement.
“Aminata Diallo regrets the perfectly artificial staging of a rivalry between her and Kheira Hamraoui that would justify her attack on her teammate. This theory in no way corresponds to the true nature of their relationship.”
Diallo, limited seven times by France, joined PSG from French club Guingamp in 2016.
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