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13 October 2021

France footballer Lucas Hernandez faces six-month jail term in Spain

13 October 2021

France defender Lucas Hernandez is facing a six-month prison sentence in Spain for violating a restraining order.

The Bayern Munich player has been told to appear in court on Tuesday so he can be given an order to turn himself in to start serving the sentence.

He will have 10 days from Tuesday to present himself to authorities. Hernandez’s lawyers are trying to appeal.

Hernandez used to play for Atletico Madrid (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Archive)

Hernandez was arrested after an altercation with his wife in Spain in 2017 while he played for Atletico Madrid.

Both had a restraining order put in place by a judge after the incident but they violated it by travelling together to the United States.

He was found guilty of violating the order in 2019 and his request to suspend the six-month sentence was denied.

Hernandez was a reserve in the France squad that won the Nations League last weekend.

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