(Reuters) – Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been fined by his club after being stopped for drink-driving by police in France.
PSG said in a statement https://www.psg.fr/equipes/equipe-premiere/content/reaction-du-club on Friday that Verratti had been stopped at a roadside check in Paris in the early hours of Wednesday morning and was found to have a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.
French newspaper L’Equipe reported that the 25-year-old Italy international was detained by police who placed him in a “sobering cell” before releasing him. The report added that he would be charged at a later date.
“Under the rules applicable to the contracts of all our players, Marco Verratti will be deprived of a portion of his monthly ethics bonus,” PSG said in a statement.
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)