Wasn't he charged?It's a grey area. Over here you have to arrest someone to question them, its not an implication of guilt. Suspend someone and they'll say you've denied him opportunity to earn bonuses/commercial income etc so I'm not sure you could legally suspend until a charge is laid.
Sigurdsson is the obvious counter to that, but that may have been a mutual decision between player and club.
The rumoured player in question is in the USA with the team, I would have thought bail would be contingent on remaining in the UK.
Until charges were laid it seems irresponsible to drip feed some information out there IMO. "Premier League international playing at Qatar 22" etc etc seems unnecessary to publicise.
A simple "A 29 year old footballer has been arrested on suspsicion of rape in North London" should have sufficed for media purposes.
Or even "a footballer has been arrested in North London" and no more than that.
It's all just become a game of Guess Who, hasn't it?
I read yesterday that he wouldn't be going on the trip.
Sounds like it is the player many thought it was. Someone with the surname that sounds like a Sydney Swans youngster...Yeah, I'm surprised by it but he's definitely there, is in the squad. This is from "the club in question"...
"We are aware of the allegations which are currently the subject of a police investigation," the club, which has also not been named, said in a statement.
"We have confirmed that the player denies the allegations and is on police bail pending the outcome of their enquiries. There have been no charges laid and the player can fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel.
"We take our commitments and responsibilities seriously and have followed our safeguarding policies and procedures.
"We will keep this matter under close consideration and will review further if circumstances change."