Werder Bremen’s Djilobodji faces probe for cut-throat gesture
BERLIN – Werder Bremen defender Papy Djilobodji has been investigated by condition prosecutors to make a throat-slitting gesture throughout a Bundesliga game in March.
Papy Djilobodji became a member of Werder Bremen in 2016 after previous stints at Chelsea and Nantes
The Senegal worldwide was banned for 2 games and fined 15,000 euros ($16,757) through the German FA for unsportsmanlike conduct after pulling his pointer finger across his throat in direction of Mainz winger Pablo de Blasis throughout a league game.
He’s already apologised to De Blasis to make the gesture.
But simply 72 hours before Bremen’s crucial home match against fellow relegation candidates Eintracht Frankfurt, it’s emerged the on-loan Chelsea player has been investigated by public prosecutors.
“We are investigating a Werder player for threatening conduct,” senior public prosecutor Frank Passade told German daily Bild.
Djilobodji has performed 13 of Bremen’s 16 league games within the other half of year since joining Werder from Stamford Bridge in The month of january.
He’s scored one goal and produced another, while obtaining six yellow cards in Germany’s top flight.
Bremen’s director of sport Thomas Eichin states the club will cope with the legal implications after their final game of year against Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bremen are 16th within the league table, which may mean a 2-legged relegation play-off from the team which finishes third within the second division, while Frankfurt are only a point above them.