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PSG Player Aminata Diallo Denies She Was Part Of Attack On Teammate Kheira Hamraoui

Ryan Sidle

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PSG Player Aminata Diallo Denies She Was Part Of Attack On Teammate Kheira Hamraoui

PSG women's player Aminata Diallo has denied having any involvement in the attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui after being questioned earlier this week.

Diallo hit the headlines this week when she was taken into police custody over an incident involving Hamraoui, with the latter attacked by two men.

The accused player is said to have been driving her teammate home when they were ambushed by two masked men, who attacked Hamraoui's legs.

Diallo played against Real Madrid. Image: PA Images
Diallo played against Real Madrid. Image: PA Images

Diallo was taken into police custody over accusations that she'd organised the attack, with both players vying for the same spot in PSG's team.

The 26-year-old has now been released from custody and put out a statement about the accusations.

"Aminata Diallo deplores the perfectly artificial dramatisation of a rivalry between her and Kheira Hamraoui which would justify her taking it out on her team-mate," the statement read.

"This theory does not correspond in any way to the true nature of their relationship.

"Other much more serious leads are now being looked at by investigators, which do not implicate my client in any way.

"Aminata Diallo regrets the media uproar which had already sentenced her, with no basis, and she would like to emphasise that she will not hesitate to defend her rights through legal action, if necessary, against all defamation."

Hamraoui celebrating a Champions League victory whilst at Barcelona. Image: PA Images
Hamraoui celebrating a Champions League victory whilst at Barcelona. Image: PA Images

Hamraoui's injuries, suffered during the attack, meant she missed the recent Champions League game with Real Madrid, which Diallo started before she was questioned.

PSG were hoping to get their game against Lyon, the most successful women's team, postponed but instead face their rivals on Sunday.

A statement from the club earlier in the week said, "Paris Saint-Germain notes the release of Aminata Diallo from police custody.

"The club continues to support its players to allow them to overcome this ordeal as soon as possible.

"Paris Saint-Germain reiterates its confidence in the justice system to shed full light on the events.

"The club would like to thank everyone for showing restraint and respecting the presumption of innocence as well as the privacy of the team."

Hamraoui at a film premiere. Image: PA Images
Hamraoui at a film premiere. Image: PA Images

The whole incident was reminiscent of the one between ice dancer Tonya Harding and her rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994, at the US Figure Skating Championships.

Harding's ex husband had her rival attacked and injured by two men he paid.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, France

Ryan Sidle
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