Aurier throat slit ges­ture causes stir

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Con­tro­ver­sial Paris Saint-Ger­main full-back Serge Aurier has caused a so­cial me­dia stir af­ter mak­ing a throat slit­ting ges­ture du­ing a World Cup qual­i­fier. Ivory Coast in­ter­na­tional Aurier cel­e­brated a goal against Mali by turn­ing to the crowd and drag­ging his fin­ger across his throat. Ivory Coast won the African Group C qual­i­fier in Bouake 3-1. Aurier made the hand ges­ture af­ter his cross was turned into his own net by Salif Coulibaly to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the 31st minute. Aurier’s name was trend­ing on so­cial me­dia af­ter the in­ci­dent, with many mock­ing him or blast­ing the me­dia. The con­tro­ver­sial 23-year-old was in trou­ble last month when he was sen­tenced to two months in prison for as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer-al­though in France such short sen­tences are au­to­mat­i­cally com­muted. Last sea­son he was also in trou­ble with his club af­ter mak­ing deroga­tory com­ments about his then-PSG coach Lau­rent Blanc and other team-mates, in­clud­ing cur­rent Manch­ester United star Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic, on a so­cial me­dia video post. He was sus­pended by his club for five weeks but owned up to hav­ing com­mit­ted “a stupid mis­take”.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.