[스포츠서울 | 정다워기자] The English Premier League star arrested on sexual assault charges appears to be not a first-time offender.
According to a report by the British media The Sun on the 5th, the Premier League player who was previously arrested is charged with the same crimes in April and June of last year. The case entered a new phase when another female victim appeared and claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by the player. For now, the police will combine these two cases and investigate them.
The player, in his late 20s, who lives in North London, was previously arrested by the police on charges of sexual assault and was temporarily released on bail. Controversy is growing as this player is a national team player who will also participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After all, if it is a habitual offender, not a first-time offender, the aftermath is expected to be strong. Even though one case alone is a felony, it seems difficult for this player to avoid aggravated punishment unless he is a first-time offender.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Fatie is being pointed out as a possible suspect in the local area. It is true that circumstantial parties are influential.
Fati is a 29-year-old Ghanaian national team midfielder living in North London. Arsenal are currently on a pre-season tour to Germany, but it has been confirmed that the party has not joined. A reporter from Football London said, ‘The party is in London. He didn’t go to Germany,’ he wrote on social media.
If the party is right, the positions of Arsenal and Ghana will be complicated. Once the judiciary makes a decision, the party’s course can change. Depending on the situation, it may be difficult to participate in the World Cup. It can be seen as a good news for Korea competing in Group H.