Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier sentenced to two months in prison
Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier sentenced to two months in prison.
Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison for violence against a police officer.
He has also been handed a £521 fine and ordered to pay £1,300 in court costs – but will likely not see the inside of a prison cell.
The 23-year-old elbowed his victim as he left a Paris nightclub in May, although he will remain free pending an appeal.
Aurier, who had pleaded not guilty to the charges, should be available to for PSG’sChampions League clash against Ludogorets on Wednesday.
“We’re appealing. Mr Aurier contests the findings.
He’s not guilty and must be acquitted,” lawyer Claire Boutard de la Combe told reporters.
The right-back was suspended by his club earlier this year.
He insulted his then boss Laurent Blanc on video, suggesting the coach was involved in sexual activity with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Aurier, a key player in the PSG side, also aimed derogatory comments at keeper Salvatore Sirigu, defender Gregory van der Wiel and striker Edinson Cavani.