Lucas Hernandez faces a six-month prison sentence
The French soccer world champion Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich has faced a court in Madrid a day earlier than planned because of his impending prison sentence of six months. As the Supreme Court of Madrid (TSJ) announced in a statement, the 25-year-old appeared on Monday “at 11.30 a.m., one day before he was summoned”. Should his appeal be denied, he would have to begin his sentence in a prison of his choice no later than October 28th.
Hernandez lets media run nowhere
Hernandez was originally supposed to appear in court in the Spanish capital on Tuesday to receive his order for the prison sentence imposed in December 2019. Due to the expected media interest and the preparation for the Champions League game at Benfica Lisbon on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN), the Bayern professional appeared a day earlier.
Hernandez had been convicted of violating a ban on approach and contact with his current wife. Now he has “ten days to go to prison voluntarily,” added the TSJ.
Will the court react within the deadline?
Hernandez could avoid jail if his appeal is accepted in a timely manner. It remains to be seen whether the Madrid court will react within the deadline and decide in its favor, a TSJ source told the AFP news agency.
In February 2017, both the then professional from Atletico Madrid and his girlfriend were sentenced to 31 days of community service after an argument over domestic violence, and a contact ban was imposed.
Hernandez and his girlfriend had reconciled after the argument and married a few months later. On his return from his honeymoon, the Frenchman was arrested for violating the still applicable ban on contact. (AFP)