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Toulouse striker Zakaria Aboukhlal has been made to train alone pending an investigation into an alleged altercation with a local official.Toulouse said allegations reported by French outlet RMC Sport were “serious”.
The report claims Aboukhlal clashed with Toulouse’s deputy mayor in charge of sport, Laurence Arribage, at a ceremony celebrating the club’s French Cup win in April.
Arribage played the run-in down, saying she had asked the players to be quiet.The players do not like being told to keep quiet like this,” Arribage told RMC Sport.
In a statement Toulouse said: “In response to the serious allegations published by RMC Sport against Toulouse Football Club player Zakaria Aboukhlal, the club has announced that the player will train away from the professional squad until further notice, pending the results of an internal investigation.”
Aboukhlal, 23, was one of the Toulouse players left out of the squad to play Nantes in Ligue 1 last weekend after refusing to take part in a league-wide show of support against homophobia.
Ligue 1 and 2 players had rainbow-coloured numbers on their shirts and posed with banners before last weekend’s games, while coaches and officials wore rainbow armbands.
Brazil’s Dani Alves has had a second request to be released from jail on bail rejected by a Spanish court as an investigation continues into an alleged sexual assault.
Alves, 40, has been held since January over an allegation he assaulted a woman in a Barcelona nightclub in December. He denies any wrongdoing.His lawyer offered to surrender both his Brazilian and Spanish passports.
The court rejected the request as there was a “high risk” he would try to flee.The High Court of Justice of Catalonia said Alves’ wealth “could allow him to leave Spain at any time”.
He also had a request for bail turned down in February.Mexican club Pumas UNAM terminated Alves’ contract in January when he was remanded in custody.
Alves played 408 matches for Barcelona across two spells, winning six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues between 2008 and 2016.The defender has also played for Paris St-Germain and Juventus among other clubs and has made 126 appearances for Brazil, including playing twice at the 2022 World Cup.
France’s sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera said clubs should sanction players who did not take part in the gesture.Defending his decision, Morocco striker Aboukhlal wrote on social media: “Respect is a value that I hold in great esteem. It extends to others, but it also encompasses respect for my own personal beliefs.
“Hence, I don’t believe I am the most suitable person to participate in this campaign