Champions League: PSG Defender Serge Aurier Ruled Out Of Arsenal Clash After Being Refused Entry To UK

Chris Wright

22nd, November 2016



PSG will have to do without Serge Aurier for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Arsenal after the right-back was refused entry into the UK.

According to BBC Sport, Aurier will be forced to miss the game at the Emirates after having his entry VISA revoked by UK authorities.

This is because the 23-year-old Ivory Coast international was given a two-month suspended prison sentence in September for elbowing a police officer outside a nightclub back in May.

Given, that Aurier’s sentence is currently being appealed, PSG argued that the UK should consider the ruling itself suspended until the process is complete.

The Ligue 1 have issued a statement on the matter and it’s safe to say they’re not happy:

Paris St-Germain is stunned by this incomprehensible situation that attacks the very integrity of the UEFA Champions League.

[We strongly regret] that the presumption of innocence has not influenced Britain’s decision.

That’s bloody Brexit for you.

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  1. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Interestingly the French legal system doesn’t operate on the presumption of innocence, it’s up to Aurier to prove he didn’t do it.

  2. Jimbo says:

    Brexit break from European union. Ivory Coast player. Ivory Coast in Africa. If your statement was serious you are part of what is wrong with this county. If not, you’re not helping as a lot of idiots really do believe that leaving the European Union will somehow change immigration policy toward non-Europeans.

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