“I found myself with the gun a meter away from me. They clearly put our lives in danger”. In a video message posted on his account Instagram, Tiémoué Bakayoko has decided to calmly return to the events that took place on July 3.
French footballer Tiémoué Bakayoko, taken for a drug trafficker, arrested in Milan
While driving his SUV, the 27-year-old AC Milan defensive midfielder, on loan from Chelsea FC, was suddenly arrested by Italian police. Law enforcement believed he had been involved in a shooting linked to drug trafficking, before realizing their mistake. Worse, as he explains, one of the police officers even held him at gunpoint for a few seconds, before taking him out of the vehicle and pressing him against the police vehicle to search him, as evidenced by the scene in our montage below:
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If the Milan police apologized and admitted a mistake, many people accused him of racism. According to her, Tiémoué Bakayoko and the other passenger “coincidentally matched the descriptions of the suspects”. But the French international persists and signs by denouncing the conditions of this police check, whether in the “manner and methodology”.