Arrested Monday evening for acts of sexual exhibition, Farid El Melali will be tried this summer by the criminal court of
Angers. Angevin footballer from
Sco apologized the night of Wednesday through Thursday via its Instagram account.
“These past few days have been going through a very complicated period, be it morally or physically,” writes Farid El Melali. Coping with criticism and judgment is difficult. I understand the relentlessness of the people who received the information because no one can tolerate such acts. Know that I want to apologize to my family, my friends, as well as all the supporters of my dear club and my Algerian compatriots. Everything that happened reached me but made me stronger and more aware of the principles and values that I have to preserve. “
Not the first time
According to the police, Farid El Melali was arrested for masturbating in a private courtyard in front of the accommodation of an adult neighbor, who filed a complaint. The footballer had already committed similar acts a few weeks earlier, according to the prosecution.
The 23-year-old forward has played eight Ligue 1 games this season with Angers for a total of three goals scored.