A catastrophic season, until the end. Already certain to be relegated to Ligue 2 after failing sportingly, Angers, red lantern of Ligue 1, continues to be caught up by extra-sporting affairs. The club announced on Tuesday the dismissal of Ilyes Chetti (28), the left-back sentenced on April 6 to four months in prison suspended for sexual assault committed on December 4 in an Angevin nightclub.
He had been sacked the same day by the club, pending a decision against him. It arrived in the form of a press release on Tuesday. " Angers SCO informs of the dismissal of the player Mr. Ilyes Chetti given the facts alleged and recognized by the latter, "it is written.
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If the story between the two parties ends on the ground, it continues behind the scenes. Angers has indeed been deprived of recruitment by FIFA (the International Federation) for the next two transfer windows because of irregularities in the transfer of Chetti, last summer. Originally, it was a dispute between the Algerian defender and his former club, Esperance Tunis. Angers has appealed and hopes that the latter will be suspensive in order to be able to recruit in the offseason.
As a reminder, the Ilyes Chetti affair had led to another when his coach Abdel Bouhazama, during a pre-match chat in Montpellier in early March, had told his players: "It's not bad, we have all already touched girls". This provoked a heated controversy that led to Bouhazama's resignation.