Paris (AFP) – French prosecutors on Friday called for former Liverpool and Marseille striker Djibril Cisse to be charged with blackmail over a sex tape that cost Karim Benzema his place in France’s Euro 2016 squad, legal sources told AFP. Cisse and Benzema were both arrested last year over their alleged attempt to blackmail Lyon midfielder Mathieu Valbuena with a tape of Valbuena and his girlfriend.
Five years after missing the World Cup amid his involvement in a prostitution probe, Karim Benzema was charged with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
The French Football Federation (FFF) on Thursday indefinitely suspended star striker Karim Benzema because of criminal charges of involvement in a sex tape blackmail attempt against teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Federation president No...