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French forward gets suspended prison sentence for taunting police

2019-02-11 18:47

Paris - Montpellier striker Andy Delort was on Monday given a two-year suspended prison sentence and fined €18,000 euros ($20,000) for threatening behaviour towards police officers, a legal source told AFP on Monday.

Delort, 27, who is loan from fellow Ligue 1 club Toulouse, was arrested in August last year as he was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a police car chase.

When police signalled that the vehicle should stop, the driver refused and instead accelerated. A chase ensued just south of Delort's hometown of Sete in southern France.

When the driver was finally persuaded to stop, police found that he was drunk and did not have a driving licence.

Delort then told police: "I don't give a damn. I make €150,000 euros a month."

He was found guilty of insulting and threatening a police officer.

Delort, who had a spell with English club Wigan in the 2014-2015 season, has scored nine goals in 25 appearances for Montpellier this season.

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