the english”Sun” According to a professional footballer from the Premier League was arrested on Monday. The serious charge: rape.
An unnamed English Premier League footballer is being held on suspicion of rape, the tabloid The Sun reports.
The player is in his late 20s and is a national player in his home country. For legal reasons, the newspaper did not provide any further information, such as the name of the club. However, Scotland Yard confirmed the player’s name to the newspaper.
The crime is said to have happened last month and was reported to the police on Monday. Six police cars then drove to the player’s address in north London. He was then taken into custody and the investigation has been ongoing ever since.
According to the “Sun”, his club has so far refused to comment.
Karazor case still unresolved
In Germany, the Atakan Karazor case had recently caused a stir. The professional from Bundesliga soccer club VfB Stuttgart has been in custody on the Spanish island of Ibiza for three weeks now. Karazor is also accused of rape.
The 25-year-old is said to have raped an 18-year-old Spaniard together with a friend of the same age. Karazor, on the other hand, speaks of consensual sex. There is currently no date when the native of Essen could come to court. A release on bail was not approved.
In the past 2021/22 season, Karazor played 25 competitive games for the Swabians. He was allowed to play in the starting XI 24 times. If the suspicion is confirmed, the player faces a long prison sentence. In the opinion of the lawyer Ingo Bott, the pre-trial detention alone “often lasts at least six months”, as he recently explained to the “kicker”.