Attacked with an iron bar on November 4, 2021, Kheira Hamraoui spoke of the weeks and months that followed. With key questions.
over ten months ago, Kheira Hamraoui’s life was changing. As she returned from an evening spent in the company of Paris Saint-Germain players, the young woman was taken out of the vehicle driven by her teammate Aminata Diallo and in which she was, before being violently beaten at the bar of iron. An investigation was quickly opened, and Diallo was heard for the first time in police custody, before being released without the slightest charge against her. For her part, Hamraoui had to do with revelations about her private life, a social media campaign, and even ostracization at PSG, some of these teammates having openly taken up the cause of Diallo. Then, things changed again in September, since the latter was again placed in police custody, temporarily imprisoned and finally released while being placed under judicial supervision. An outcome that did not really surprise Kheira Hamraoui.
Present this Friday on the set of BFM TV, the PSG midfielder explained that she had started to suspect something at a very specific moment. ” When I saw this somewhat surprising media cabal that was against me, I understood that there was something fishy. I couldn’t go from victim to culprit overnight because you mustn’t forget that I was beaten up by hooded men with iron bars and that a week later I was passed off as the culprit. . Over time, when we move forward, we say to ourselves that there are things that are not very clear, and that’s what I wanted to understand. “In this famous month of November 2021, just two weeks after the attack, Aminata Diallo (who remains presumed innocent to this day), appeared in particular alongside Kylian Mbappé, while for his part, Kheira Hamraoui saw his life privacy and her relationship with Eric Abidal exposed in the media.
“I deserve some respect”
Today, the 32-year-old aspires to play football again, but the road still seems long. As she confirmed this Friday, Paris Saint-Germain have so far not allowed her to train with the rest of the group. Worse, Kheira Hamraoui’s number was even given to another player, without her being notified. ” Yesterday, when I go to see a match of my teammates (…), I watch the match, I was super happy, and when I see, because I didn’t realize it right away, that my jersey number had been given, (…), then I think my evening has been destroyed. Without consulting me. Today, with the experience and track record I have, I still deserve a little respect. »