A few hours after the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo was released from jail under judicial supervision, one of her lawyers, namely Mourad Battikh, expressed his firm belief in Diallo being innocent in the case concerning her and her former teammate Kheira Hamraoui.
Speaking to the program “Touche pas à mon poste” on C8, Battikh chastised the media’s relentless endeavour to portray his client as a perpetrator. Ahead of Diallo’s release from jail, Battikh (as quoted by RMC Sport) said:
“She [Diallo] has nothing to do with this case. I would like to say it is my honour to defend Aminata Diallo. She is a professional player, of a high level, who sacrificed her life for football and who has been smeared, lynched, blacklisted, and singled out for 96 hours. It’s a surge. She is the subject of media harassment against her.”
In the aftermath of the attack on Hamraoui on September 14, 2021, by four men allegedly hired by Diallo to handicap the player, the accused were taken into police custody. In a set of latest revelations, it has emerged that the planned assault on the player was a result of “sporting rivalry” and “jealousy” between Hamraoui and Diallo.
GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder