Berlin - Werder Bremen defender Papy Djilobodji is being
investigated by state prosecutors for making a throat-slitting gesture during a
Bundesliga game in March.
The Senegal international was banned for two games and fined
15,000 euros ($16,757) by the German FA for unsportsmanlike conduct after
pulling his index finger across his throat in the direction of Mainz winger
Pablo de Blasis during a league game.
He has already apologised to De Blasis for making the
But just three days before Bremen's crucial home match
against fellow relegation candidates Eintracht Frankfurt, it has emerged the
on-loan Chelsea player is being investigated by public prosecutors.
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"We're investigating a Werder player for threatening
behaviour," senior public prosecutor Frank Passade told German daily Bild.
Djilobodji has played 13 of Bremen's 16 league games in the
second half of the season since joining Werder from Stamford Bridge in January.
He has scored one goal and created another, while picking up
six yellow cards in Germany's top flight.
Bremen's director of sport Thomas Eichin says the club will
deal with the legal implications after their final game of the season against
Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bremen are 16th in the league table, which would mean a
two-legged relegation play-off against the team which finishes third in the
second division, while Frankfurt are just a point above them.
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