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Monday 5 December 2016

Ex-Liverpool star Djibril Cisse arrested in sex tape blackmail case

Former France international Djibril Cisse has been arrested.
Former France international Djibril Cisse has been arrested.

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested as part of an investigation into a blackmail case that allegedly involves another football player.

Versailles prosecutor's office said in a statement that three other people were also taken into custody.

Cisse is accused of conspiracy to blackmail, a charge with a maximum prison sentence of five years.

A prosecutor's spokeswoman said the identity of the victim won't be revealed "out of respect for his/her private life".

The 34-year-old, whose career has been marred by injuries, is currently without a club. A former France international, Cisse scored nine goals in 41 games for his country.

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