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Released from custody, Bayo explains himself

Arrested Sunday morning and taken into custody for a hit-and-run following a traffic accident, Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo cracked a message of apology on Monday.

He remained in custody for 24 hours, arrested Sunday morning by the police for having caused a traffic accident and fled. All with a blood alcohol level above the tolerated threshold. This Monday, after having explained to the authorities, Mohamed Bayo wanted to clarify the situation – and apologize – via social networks.

« I showed an irresponsible attitude after the match against Nantes. At the time of the accident, I panicked, I was afraid of the consequences. Far from being lucid, I initially left the scene, but I wanted to help the victims and come back to assume “, Writes on Twitter the one who is among the top scorers in Ligue 1 this season (6 goals in 10 matches).

Summoned to court next June

« I accept my mistakes, I assume my responsibility, and I wish from the bottom of my heart to offer my sincere apologies to the injured, their families, their loved ones. But also to my club, my teammates, my coach and his staff, to the city of Clermont, to my family, and finally to those who are there for me on a daily basis », Continues the Guinean international.

Before concluding his message with a ” pardon “, Mohamed Bayo underlines:” At the wheel, we all have a duty to set an example, I regret having failed in this mission and endangered the lives of others. I take note of the decisions that will be taken and I am aware of the seriousness of my actions. »Already convicted in 2019 for driving under the influence of narcotics, the Clermont striker will soon have to answer for his actions in court. On June 28, 2022, his hearing will be held before the Clermont-Ferrand Criminal Court.



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