Geneva, March 10. – Swiss AS Monaco striker Breel Embolo, one of the big stars of the Swiss national team, is due to appear in June before the Criminal Court in Basel for an alleged crime of threats, linked to a fight in which he was involved in 2018, the Blick newspaper reported today.
According to the German-speaking Swiss newspaper, Embolo, who pleaded not guilty to these charges, is accused of having threatened to strike a person with whom he had a violent argument, an offense punishable under Swiss law by fines or up to three years. .from jail.
The case, says Blick, has the aggravating circumstance that by the time the events went to trial (in the early morning of May 27, 2018) Embolo had been on probation for a year earlier, he had been fined for violating traffic rules, driving without a license.
Witnesses to the altercation say Embolo, who was with two other people, did not physically assault the group the three clashed with, but one of their companions did, charged with bodily harm minors and possession of an amount of marijuana not permitted by local law.
The 26-year-old, of Cameroonian origin, started his career at Basel, and after six seasons in the German Bundesliga (Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach) he was signed last summer by Monaco, with whom he scored 12 goals despite still not having had the full confidence of coach Philippe Clément.
At the World Cup in Qatar, he became the first player in tournament history to score a goal (not an own goal) against his home country (Cameroon), and chose not to celebrate