Berlin (AFP) – Chelsea centre-half, Papy Djilobodji, who is currently out on loan at German side Werder Bremen is being investigated by state prosecutors for making a throat-slitting gesture during a Bundesliga game in March.
The 27-year-old was banned for two games and fined Euro 15,000 by the German FA for unsportsmanlike conduct after pulling his index finger across his throat in the direction of Mainz attacker Pablo de Blasis during a league match.
He has already apologised to De Blasis for making the gesture.
But just three days before Bremen’s crucial home fixture against fellow relegation candidates Eintracht Frankfurt, it has emerged the former Nantes defender is being investigated by public prosecutors.
“We’re investigating a Werder player for threatening behaviour,” senior public prosecutor Frank Passade told German daily Bild.
The Senegalese international has played 13 of Bremen’s 16 league games in the second half of the season since joining Werder from Chelsea during January transfer window.
He has scored one goal and created another while picking up six yellow cards in Germany’s top flight.
Bremen’s director of sports Thomas Eichin reveals the club will deal with the legal implications after their final game of Bundesliga against Frankfurt on weekends.