Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier To Appear In Court In September

Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier will be tried on assault charges on September 26 following his arrest on Monday.

The Elephants player is accused of assaulting a police officer in an incident in Paris on Monday night and will now stand trial in just under four months’ time.

Aurier’s detention by the police was extended on Tuesday, while the player has accused the police of violent treatment in the incident which saw him arrested.

This debacle is another blow to the career of the talented 23-year-old right-back, who earlier this year was temporarily banned by his club after posing a video on social media in which he insulted coach Laurent Blanc and his teammates.

PSG confirmed the player’s court date in an official statement and emphasised that Aurier is to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

"The club was informed today of the summoning of Serge Aurier, on September 26, before the correctional court of Paris following his arrest by police on the night of Sunday to Monday," the statement read.

"At this stage of the case, the club wishes to stress that the player, like any other citizen, enjoys the presumption of innocence.

“In addition, the club underlines its commitment with respect to the forces of order and their missions, which are sometimes performed in difficult conditions.

"No further comment will be made by the club before the court's decision." 
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