The verdict is in: ten months in prison for Atal!


By: Manu Tournoux

The verdict fell for Atal with an exemplary sanction for the Algerian player.

The Nice prosecutor’s office requested a ten-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 45,000 euros against Youcef Atal, tried this Monday for provoking hatred after sharing a video calling for a “black day” for Jews .

Already punished by his club and suspended by the LFP, Youcef Atal pleaded his case for several hours, ensuring that he had not measured the consequences of this gesture. But the prosecution requested a ten-month suspended prison sentence, a fine of 45,000 euros and the publication of the court decision for one month on the Riviera player’s social networks.

I shared the video because I thought it was a message of peace and that people are suffering during this war. Unfortunately, I regret not having seen her until the end,” said the 27-year-old defender before the Nice criminal court. “I shared because I thought it was really a message of peace. I want people to stop suffering. It is not my intention to be against any person. Unfortunately I didn’t finish the video. », pleaded the Algerian international at the bar, he who was accompanied by an interpreter.

I am not against anyone, everyone has the right to do what they want. I was touched because I don’t want people to suffer, I don’t want people to die. I am neither against the Jews nor against the Christians… I am with peace.“, the player pleaded again.

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