Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sports

Ligue 1 striker arrested after high-speed late-night chase

Striker Andy Delort made his debut for Montpellier against Dijon at the start of the season. © AFP/File / RICHARD DE HULLESSEN

Marseille, France, Aug 27 – French footballer Andy Delort was arrested during Sunday night following a high-speed car chase on the Mediterranean coast, a source close to the case said on Monday.

Delort, a former France under-20 international who, at 26, has played for nine clubs in France, England and Mexico, is on loan from Toulouse to Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier, not far from his home town of Sete.

He was in his 4X4 which was being driven, very fast, by a friend, the source told Midi-Libre newspaper.

When police signalled that the car should stop, the driver refused and instead accelerated. A chase ensued between Agde and Marseillan, just south of Sete.

When the driver was finally persuaded to stop, police found that he was drunk and did not have a driving licence.

Midi-Libre reported that Delort told police: “I don’t give a damn. I make 150,000 euros a month.”

Delort has started all three of Montpellier’s games this season, including Saturday’s win at Amiens, without scoring

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved