Paris St.-Germain Women's Player Held in Connection With Attack on Teammate

Paris Saint-Germain women's midfielder Aminato Diallo is in police custody after she allegedly hired hitmen to deliberately injure her PSG and French national teammate Kheira Hamraoui in an effort to gain more playing time.

The story immediately reminds one of the Tonya-Harding-Nancy Kerrigan incident.

After a PSG teammate dinner last week that included Diallo and Hamraoui, those two and two other teammates left in Diallo's car and traveled to Diallo's home.

Once there, masked men pulled Hamraoui out of the vehicle and began beating her legs with iron bars. The assault lasted for about two minutes before the men escaped.

Hamraoui was taken to the hospital and received stitches for her leg injuries, which appear to be non-career threatening.

Ironically enough, Diallo started in place of Hamraoui, who missed Tuesday's match against Real Madrid because of the injuries. The two are both defensive midfielders and are in direct competition for a place on PSG and the French national team.

"Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed. Since the evening of Thursday, Nov. 4, the club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its players," the club said in a statement.

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