22-year-old Angers winger Farid El Melali has issued an apology via Instagram after being arrested earlier this week for public masturbation.
“These last few days have been very hard — mentally and physically. Coping with criticism and judgement is difficult. I understand that those who learned of what happened cannot tolerate such behaviour. I want to apologise to my family, my friends and the fans of my dear club Angers, as well as my fellow Algerians. Everything that happened has impacted me, but it has also made me stronger and more aware of the values and principles that I must uphold. Thank you to everybody who has stuck with me during this tough time.”