AC Milan’s Bakayoko Stopped by Italian police in ‘Misunderstanding’
Ac Milan midfielder, Tiémoué Bakayoko was stopped ad searched by Italian police in what ended up being a “misunderstanding” before he was eventually released.
A video of the July 3 incident has been widely circulated on social media. In the clip, the 27-year-old French national can be seen getting searched by an officer next to a police vehicle, while another officer points a gun at another car.
The club confirmed to CNN that it is Bakayoko in the video but has not officially commented on the matter.
In a statement, the Milan Police press office said: “With reference to the video released today, related to a police check carried out against the Milan player Tiémoué Bakayoko, we underline that the check — occurred during an operation whose context justified the adoption of the highest security measures, also for self-protection purposes — was carried out in a manner that was absolutely consistent with the situation of danger.
“Once the person was identified and his being unrelated to the facts had been clarified, the police duties resumed regularly, without any kind of complaint on behalf of the person involved.”