Achraf Hakimi, the Paris Saint-Germain teammate of Lionel Messi, has been accused of rape after allegedly inviting a woman home.
The incident reportedly took place in the early hours of Sunday morning in the French capital. According to reports, the 21-year-old Moroccan international invited the woman back to his apartment after meeting her in a nightclub.
The woman, who has not been named, claims that she was raped by Hakimi after he invited her back to his apartment. She has since filed a complaint with the police and is seeking justice.
Hakimi has denied the allegations and his lawyer has released a statement saying that the player “categorically denies the accusations”.
The incident has caused shockwaves in the football world, with many questioning how such an incident could have happened.
Hakimi joined PSG in the summer of 2020 and has since become an integral part of the team. He has made 24 appearances for the club this season, scoring three goals and providing four assists.
The allegations against Hakimi come at a time when the football world is already dealing with the fallout from the recent allegations of sexual abuse against former Juventus and Italy star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The allegations against Hakimi have also raised questions about the safety of women in the football world. It is not the first time that a footballer has been accused of sexual assault, and it is likely that it will not be the last.
It is important that football clubs take steps to ensure that their players are aware of the consequences of their actions and that they are held accountable for any wrongdoing.
It is also important that the football world takes a stand against sexual assault and that victims are given the support they need.
The allegations against Hakimi are still being investigated and it is yet to be seen what the outcome will be. However, it is clear that the football world needs to take a stand against sexual assault and ensure that victims are given the support they need.