The French Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, has been sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros after being found guilty of complicity in the attempt to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena with a video of sexual content. This decision reopens the controversy in France with the ‘Bleu’ team and Deschamps in their sights for a possible veto again.
This Wednesday, the Court of Versailles communicated its sentence in a case that came to light six years ago, in which it declared Real Madrid guilty of complicity. "Karim Benzema was personally involved insistently to try to convince Mathieu Valbuena to meet with his trusted man," explained the court, according to the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’.
The Prosecutor's Office had requested for Benzema a conditional prison sentence of ten months and a fine of 75,000 euros, a request that the footballer's defense had considered out of place because he had not done "anything" and asking for his acquittal.
However, and despite the fact that the news was not the best from his native France, he knew how to guide his team in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over the Sheriff in Moldova. In fact, he was even dispatched with a goal to seal the classification to the round of 16.