Saturday 3 December 2016

Pundits, journalists and fans come out in support of Mamadou Sakho after doping charges dropped

Published 08/07/2016 | 20:51

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool looks on ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool looks on ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

After months of uncertainty, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was cleared of a doping violation by UEFA this evening.

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The Frenchman failed a drugs test after the Reds' 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Europa League on 17 March and when the club was informed, Sakho was stood down for the remainder of the season and given a 30 day ban while an investigation was carried out.

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Sakho missed Liverpool's Europa League final and France's Euro 2016 campaign on home soil as a result.

Given that he has now been exonerated, a number of people highlighted the unfairness of the centre back being denied his role in such big events. He also lost his Nike sponsorship.

Naturally, Liverpool fans were shouting loudly about an alleged injustice, but Gary Lineker and a number of journalists also agreed that Sakho was harshly treated and has every right to feel aggrieved.





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