France footballer Lucas Hernandez avoids Jail, Madrid Court accepts Appeal

Lucas Hernandez France Madrid Court Appeal Law Insider

Anushka Sharma

Published On: October 28, 2021 at 12:30 IST

After a Madrid Court granted the French player’s Appeal on Wednesday, Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will not be sentenced to prison in Spain for violating a restraining order in 2017. 

The Court issued a statement stating that, “We believe the appeal should be upheld and the decision to enter prison should stay.”

The sentence will be suspended for four years if Hernandez does not commit any more crimes and pays a fine of 96,000 euros ($111,000), according to the Court.

 “We’d assumed that exactly this result would come about. We are all happy that it turned out the way it did,” club CEO Oliver Kahn stated in a statement.

Hernandez, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, was imprisoned in Spain four years ago for disobeying a Court order prohibiting him from contacting his partner following a violent altercation.

The Court also pointed out that Hernandez lives with Lorente and their son and “There have been no new incidents between the couple.”

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