Paris Saint-Germain confirm Marco Verratti was caught drink-driving, and that he’ll be “deprived of a portion of his monthly ethics bonus”.
The Italian international was pulled over on Tuesday night, with L’Équipe reporting his blood alcohol was twice the legal limit.
“On the night of 30 to 31 October, Marco Verratti was subjected to a roadside check in his car, which showed a blood alcohol level higher than the limit allowed for drivers who are on probation after recently obtaining their licence,” a statement on PSG’s website reads.
“The next day, our player made a spontaneous apology to the Coach and the management of Paris Saint-Germain.
“Under the rules stipulated in the contracts in our players, Marco Verratti will be deprived of a portion of his monthly ethics bonus, which reminds players of the exemplary behaviour they must show in all circumstances, as befitting their status as a Paris Saint-Germain player.”