Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo is in police custody following the attack on other players from the women’s team, the club confirmed.
PSG said in a statement that Diallo, 26, was detained Wednesday morning by Versailles police after the attack that occurred last Thursday night.
“Paris Saint-Germain deplores in the harshest possible terms the violence perpetrated,” said PSG. “Since Thursday night, the club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of each member of its women’s team.”
PSG added that it cooperates with the Versailles police to clarify the facts.
“The club is paying close attention to the progress of the process and will evaluate the measures to be taken,” said PSG.
The names of the attacked players were not released, but several French media indicated that midfielder Kheira Hamraoui was attacked after a night out with Diallo and another unidentified colleague.
The BFM television channel that Diallo was bringing them back by car when several unknown men with their faces covered committed the assault. Hamraoui was hit several times with an iron bar and required multiple stitches on her hands and legs.
Diallo started for PSG on Tuesday night in a 4-0 home loss to Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League.
Hamraoui and Diallo are teammates on the France team.
Hamraoui joined PSG during the summer break, from Barcelona, and played in the last semifinal of the Women’s Champions League in which the Catalan club eliminated the Parisian team.
Hamraoui was a PSG player from 2012-16, the year Diallo arrived from Guingamp. AP (HN)