Boateng appeals assault verdict, 1.8 million euros fine

AFP , Thursday 16 Sep 2021

A spokesperson for Munich regional court told AFP subsidiary SID that both Boateng's lawyer and the state prosecutor have contested the verdict.

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Lyon's German defender Jerome Boateng warms up before the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and RC Strasbourg Alsace at The Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France on September 12, 2021. AFP

Germany's 2014 World Cup winner Jerom Boateng has filed an appeal against his conviction for assault and 1.8 million euros ($2 million) fine, a court official in Munich confirmed Thursday.

A spokesperson for Munich regional court told AFP subsidiary SID that both Boateng's lawyer and the state prosecutor have contested the verdict.

A week ago, Boateng looked visibly shocked after being found guilty of assaulting and insulting his former partner, the mother of his twin daughters, during a Caribbean holiday in 2018.

The prosecutor had asked the court to give Boateng a suspended 18-month prison sentence and a fine of 1.5 million euros, but the former Bayern Munich defender avoided a custodial sentence when the judge gave his verdict last Thursday.

The 33-year-old Boateng, who left Bayern Munich to sign for French club Lyon at the start of the month and made his debut off the bench last Sunday, denied the allegations.

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