Paris Saint-Germain Player Aminata Diallo Arrested After Teammate Kheira Hamraoui Was Pulled From Car and Beaten
Agence France-Presse, November 11, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain women’s footballer Aminata Diallo faced further questioning from police Thursday during a second day of detention over the assault of a teammate. Diallo was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a vicious attack on fellow midfielder Kheira Hamraoui last week who was pulled from a car and beaten on the legs with an iron bar by two masked men.
Diallo was driving Hamraoui home at the time and police are trying to determine if she had any link to the violence, which left the victim needing stitches on cuts to her legs and hands.
A third PSG player, Sakina Karchaoui, was called to make a statement by police on Thursday morning while a man was taken into custody in the city of Lyon on Wednesday, judicial sources said.
Diallo, who played in that match instead of the injured Hamraoui, is presumed innocent and no evidence has been presented so far by police or prosecutors about her involvement in the attack on her teammate.
The Grenoble-born player, 26, has not yet appointed a lawyer and could not be reached for comment.
Diallo and Hamraoui, 31, are rivals in central midfield for PSG and the national team, but were seen as friends.
“They go on holiday together,” the source at the club said.