Former Nice striker, Lamine Diaby-Fadiga has revealed what made him steal the£63,000 wristwatch belonging to his former teammate, Kasper Dolberg.
Diaby-Fadiga stole the wristwatch in the dressing room on September 16 and took his complaint to the police.
After investigation, it was discovered that it was the 18-year-old striker that is the culprit. He was subsequently sacked by the Ligue 1 club on Tuesday.
“Following the theft of Kasper Dolberg’s swatch from the professional first team’s changing room and the subsequent admission of the player, the club decided to cancel its contract with the 18-year-old forward with immediate effect.” part of the statement from the club reads.
Diaby-Fadiga in a stupid act
The player who has now linked up with Ligue 2 side, Paris FC took to his Twitter page and revealed what led to what many described as a stupid act.
Read his full statement below.
“After several days of an unprecedented media storm for me, I have decided to give myself a voice via communication.
“I would like to, first of all, apologise to the fans and those who love Le Gym. A lot of them supported me and showed me kindness since I made my professional debut, as a youngster from the local region who joined the club when I was 14. Their reactions embody the level of disappointment that they feel towards me and I owe them an explanation.
“I proudly wore the club of my childhood’s shirt last season in Ligue 1. I was unfortunately injured for several months and my return to competitive action was further delayed following a red card I picked up whilst playing for the U-19s.
“That affected me mentally and my difficult situation contrasted starkly the success and aura of Kasper, my teammate.
I took it out on him without having any reason to do so, maybe a bit because of jealousy. Instead of trying to battle on the pitch to provide him with competition for places, I reacted stupidly towards him.”