Eager to play again, the player sidelined by PSG speaks about the attack she suffered last November.
Kheira Hamraoui breaks the silence. Believing to be affected by a “surprising media cabal“Since her attack, the PSG player has displayed her”trust“in justice”for the truth to come out and (his) honor to be washed“, Saturday, the day after the indictment of Aminata Diallo, his ex-teammate.
“Today, I trust justice so that the truth will come out and my honor will be washed. I can’t wait for my name to be associated only with the sports pages again and leave the legal columns“Wrote the 32-year-old French international midfielder, under contract until 2023 at PSG but currently kept away from the group.
The message posted on Saturday on Twitter is accompanied by photos showing the injuries to her hands and legs resulting from her assault with an iron bar, on the evening of November 4, an attack in which she “thought to die» and who the «haunts nights and days“. Arrested, her teammate and competitor at the time Aminata Diallo, who witnessed the scene, had been released after forty hours in police custody. She was finally indicted on Friday for “aggravated violence” and “conspiracyand then remanded in custody.
“Finding the pleasure of the green rectangle”
After this “very traumatic experience», «I was the victim of a surprising media cabal with the aim of smearing my image and my private lifesays Hamraoui, referring to press reports linking the assault to alleged intimate relationships with married men. The French international (39 selections) recalls having been “unjustly insulted on the pitch, harassed on social networks and threatened with death» and says he is only guilty, by his silence, «to have allowed a media buzz of incredible violence to take hold that devastated my loved ones and me.»
Hamraoui was suspected by some PSG players of having directed investigators towards Diallo, whom they considered innocent, which led to strong tensions in the team. The club has decided to keep Hamraoui, under contract until June 2023, out of the professional group for the current season. “Today I aspire to rediscover the pleasure of the green rectangle. And keep winning. Because if there is one thing that has not changed since this tragedy, it is my ambition for me and my country“, she concludes.