PSG defender Serge Aurier set to appear in court for elbowing police officer

Paris: Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier is due in court on Monday to answer a charge of elbowing a police officer.

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international is accused of assaulting a police officer after he was stopped in May when leaving a Parisian nightclub in the early hours of the morning.

File photo of PSG defender Serge Aurier. Reuters

File photo of PSG defender Serge Aurier. Reuters

The incident turned violent after Aurier was asked to take a breath test and step out of his Porsche Cayenne.

He is accused of elbowing an officer in the chest resulting in the policeman needing a day off work.

Aurier denies the charge and has filed a complaint against the police for assaulting him, saying he was left with split lip and a mark on his  eyebrow.

Aurier also got in trouble last season after making derogatory comments about his then-PSG coach Laurent Blanc and other team-mates, including current Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on a social media video post.

He was suspended by his club for five weeks but owned up to having committed "a stupid mistake".

Aurier's court appearance comes just two days before PSG play Ludgorets in the Champions League in Bulgaria.

It also comes on the back of Aurier being sent off in the first half of PSG's 2-0 Ligue 1 defeat at Toulouse on Friday night, their second reverse of the season.

Updated Date: Sep 26, 2016 10:26 AM

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