Bayern Munich defender faces prison term in Spain
A judicial spokesperson announced on Thursday that Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez must appear before a Madrid court next week and faces six months in prison.
Hernandez, a France international, is scheduled to tell the court on Tuesday where he will spend his sentence for breaking a restraining order in 2017.
The injunction had been broken by the 25-year-old while he was playing for Atletico Madrid.
He then has 10 days to begin his jail sentence.
The restraining orders were first issued to him and his girlfriend in 2017 following a violent altercation.
They were then discovered returning to Spain together after getting married before the six-month period was up.
This was ruled a breach of the restraining order in Hernandez’s case.
His now-wife is said to have gotten away with it since the original judgement had not yet been communicated to her.
In Spain, restraining orders stay in effect even after reconciliation because they prohibit coerced reconciliation.
Hernandez has maintained his innocence in the investigation, while Bayern Munich has remained silent.
The player has filed an appeal with a higher court.
However, it is unknown how quickly a new court would hear the case and whether the appeal will keep him out of jail.
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