Bundesliga star Bailly faces jail threat

Updated: 18 May 2011 10:31 IST

Bundesliga goalkeeper Logan Bailly could face six months in jail after appearing in a Belgian court on an assault charge, it was reported on Tuesday.

Bundesliga star Bailly faces jail threat
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Berlin:

Bundesliga goalkeeper Logan Bailly could face six months in jail after appearing in a Belgian court on an assault charge, it was reported on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Belgium international appeared in court in Liege on Monday to be questioned about an incident in May 2008 in which a fan was left with a broken nose during celebrations after Standard Liege won the Belgian title.

Both Bailly, who plays in goal for Borussia Moenchengladbach, and his brother Arnaud, 27, appeared before a court at Liege's Palais de Justice on an assault charge after both were alleged to be involved in the incident.

The prosecution has asked that Logan be given a six months jail sentence, while his brother faces two years behind bars.

Both brothers are also set to be fined over the incident.

Having already appeared in court in February, Bailly answered questions on Monday morning before returning to training with 'Gladbach, who play VfL Bochum on Thursday in the first-leg of their relegation play-off.

"The request from the prosecutor is a bit of a shock," he told German daily Bild having made 15 Bundesliga appearances last season for 'Gladbach.

"I was just here to to describe how the evening went."

"My brother and I have done nothing wrong."

The court's judgement will be passed on June 6.

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