An African star has been sentenced to two months in jail after being found guilty of insulting and elbowing a police officer.
Paris Saint-Germain and Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier was sentenced to a fine of €2 100 (R32 341) and two months in prison by a French court on Monday.
According French publication The Local, Aurier was alleged to have “insulted and hit a police officer” when leaving a night club in May.
He reportedly “elbowed” the officer when being stopped in his car and was subsequently taken in police custody for “deliberate violence against a person of public authority”.
His case was presented in court and the 23-year-old has been found guilty of the charges.
Aurier, though, is unlikely to serve any time behind bars as it is a suspended sentence, and could be available for his club’s UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday night.
The player, who was also suspended by the French giants after insulting then coach Laurent Blanc last season, has stated that he wants to appeal the sentence.