Serge Aurier, a controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back has been sentenced to jail. The footballer was sentenced to two months in prison for violence towards a police officer.
The Ivory Coast international, who was stopped by police in his Porsche Cayenne and asked to take a breath test after leaving a Parisian nightclub, abused and acted violently towards police officers before elbowing an officer in the chest on May 30th. The 23-year-old was also ordered to pay €600 in fines by the Paris correctional tribunal, with a further €1,500 in costs.
The sentence, which has been described as ‘convertible’ means Aurier is more likely to receive a suspended sentence and perform community service rather than jail time.
With three Ligue 1 titles to his name, Aurier has appeared five times for the French champions this season and is available for selection for their Champions League match at Ludogorets on Wednesday. Aurier has already confirmed plans to appeal his guilty verdict.