French police have arrested Paris Saint-Germain women’s team midfielder Aminata Diallo as part of an investigation into an attack on her own team-mate, The New York Times reported.
“Paris Saint-Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into police custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police as part of the procedure opened following an attack on Club players last Thursday evening. the club said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Reports of the arrest noted that Diallo, 26, was playing in the same position as the player who was attacked, Kheira Hamraoui, 31, a starter who recently joined the team.
French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported for the first time that after a dinner organized by the team on November 4, Diallo took Hamraoui home since the two women lived in the same Parisian suburb.
As the car approached Hamraoui’s house around 10:30 p.m., two masked men appeared and pulled Hamraoui from the passenger seat of the vehicle, using an iron bar to hit his legs repeatedly, according to the temperature.
The incident lasted a few minutes before the two suspects fled, leaving Hamraoui with injuries to her hands and legs. Diallo, who was restrained during the attack, is apparently unharmed.
Diallo replaced Hamraoui in a Champions League game against Real Madrid, which was played after the attack, according to the Times.
Hamraoui was signed by the club during the off-season after spending time at FC Barcelona Diallo returned to the team as an understudy to Hamraoui after being loaned to Atlético de Madrid.