skynews– A French international footballer has been taken into custody for her alleged involvement in an organised violent attack on one of her teammates.
French football club Paris Saint Germain confirmed Aminata Diallo had been taken into custody by police following an attack that occurred last Thursday evening.
“Paris Saint-Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the Club’s players last Thursday evening,” a club statement read.
Diallo was returning from a club organised dinner with midfielder Kheira Hamraoui when the pair was attacked by armed men, French newspaper L’Equipe reported.
The two masked men then pulled Hamraoui out and hit her on the legs with an iron bar leaving her in need of hospital treatment, including stitches on her hands and legs.
Diallo was held by the armed attackers but was unharmed during the attack, AFP reported.
Hamraoui was missing from the team during PSG’s Champions League match against Real Madrid with Diallo taking her place.
PSG said they were cooperating with Versailles police to “clarify the facts” before deciding on a course of action.
“The Club is paying close attention to the progress of the proceedings and will study what action to take,” they wrote.
PSG is working to ensure all was being done to ensure the safety of their players while condemning any acts of violence.
“Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed,” the statement read.
“Since Thursday evening the Club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women’s team.”
Hamraoui returned to PSG last summer from Barcelona where she won the Champions League and three titles.
Diallo has played seven times for France and has been at PSG since 2016, playing more than 60 games for the club.