He came out free.
Arrested and placed in police custody, Sunday evening, after his intrusion on the lawn of the Stade Vélodrome during the clasico of French football between Marseille and PSG, the young "streaker" was able to leave the police station on Wednesday.
He would only have received a simple reminder of the law from the prosecutor.
The individual, who managed to thwart the vigilance of the security agents of the Velodrome stadium to get closer to Lionel Messi in the 72nd minute of the match, would have explained to be a fan of the Argentine genius.
The young man reportedly told the police that he was born in 2006 and therefore was a minor.
Algerian by birth, he hardly spoke French.
According to L'Équipe, an interpreter must have been asked to inform him of his rights while in police custody.
Still according to the sports daily, he would have said his name was Osama O. then Oussama K. He did not have any identity documents to confirm his testimony, would not have communicated a fixed address and would not be a known supporter of OM.
OM-PSG: the individual who ran after Messi is undocumented and would not be a supporter of Marseille
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The Marseille club will therefore be able to defend itself, this Wednesday, to the Disciplinary Commission of the League by arguing that it is an isolated act and not the manifestation of a supporter of the club.
OM are still under the threat of the withdrawal of a reprieve after the invasion of the field by their fans in Angers.
A very light defense despite everything, because the main question is above all how an individual was able to enter the pitch and get closer to Messi.
In addition, incidents between spectators and the police inside and in front of the Velodrome stadium on Sunday left nine police officers injured.
A commissioner even received a stone in the face and will have to observe seven days of ITT.
The security forces carried out 21 arrests.