- Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal apologizes to his wife Hayate
- Hate seeks divorce after claims of Abidal having affair with PSG women’s footballer Khira Hamraoui
- The alleged links between Abidal and Hamraoui came to light after the attack on him
- Hamraui’s legs were thrashed after being dragged by a car
- In an Instagram post, the former Barcelona star said he ‘deserves this humiliation’
Eric Abidal has begged his wife Hayate for an apology after it emerged she wanted a divorce, following allegations she had an affair with PSG women’s footballer Khira Hamraoui
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has apologized to his wife Het for divorce following allegations of an affair with Paris Saint-Germain women’s footballer Khira Hamraoui.
The relationship between Abidal and Hamraoui is said to have surfaced earlier this month as investigators sought to find out who was behind a recent mysterious attack on a PSG female star.
Hamraui was beaten to the feet after being dragged out of the car along with his partner Aminata Diallo. Hamraoui appealed to the media to respect her privacy after police learned that she was using a telephone SIM card registered in Abidal’s name on the night of the attack.
In a statement last week, Hayat Abidal’s lawyers insisted she was ‘going to file a divorce request’ in Barcelona.
The statement claimed that Abidal “confessed to his wife” that he had an affair with Hamraoui after French prosecutors announced the SIM card link in the Paris suburb of Versailles.
Abidal, a household name in France, was Barcelona’s sporting director from 2018 to 2020, during which time Hamaraoui was playing with the Spanish club’s women’s team.
During his playing career, Abidal won four LaLiga titles and the Champions League twice with Barcelona. He also played for Lyon, won Ligue 1 three times, and earned over 60 caps for France.
Abidal’s wife Hayat (right), pictured here with her husband, is filing for divorce
Abidal, who has known each other from his native Lyon in southeast France, has been married since 2007 and has four daughters and a son.
In a desperate plea to win his wife back on Tuesday, Abidal posted a photo of himself on Instagram looking distraught with the caption: ‘Haytabidal forgive me.
‘Whatever your decision, you will remain in my eyes the woman of my life and especially the mother of our wonderful children.
‘I deserve this humiliation, even if it kills me alive. Thank God, God wished that one day you would forgive me. #love you to the moon and back.’
Hamraoui and his subsequent attack sent shock waves through PSG, with him and Diallo considered favorable opponents for midfield positions.
Diallo, who was not injured in the attack, was held for nearly 35 hours for questioning before being released without charge earlier this month.
Hamraoui’s teammate Aminata Diallo (left) originally denied organizing the attack after being arrested by French police – he was released from custody
Hamraoui was left out of the squad in PSG’s 2-0 loss to Real Madrid last Thursday, which saw them qualify for the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League.
The 31-year-old was thrashed with an iron rod, leaving several bruises and cuts on her legs that required stitches.
french sports paper Team Police released details of how the attack took place, describing how Diallo took Hamraoui from the team’s food in a club-provided Toyota Corolla, and later another player – Sakina Karchaoui – to Chateau, Yvelines. I left before the attack began.
‘My attacker hit me several times with an iron rod. I saw that he was mainly targeting my feet and I was trying to defend myself with my hands,’ Hamraoui told police.
‘At that time, I had not seen the weapon. They immediately begin to shout: “Open the door! Open the door!” The person next to me grabbed me and pulled me out of the car.
‘Before, he held a rectangular iron bar, which he hid in his pants or under his sweater.
Hamraoui is attacked by masked men revealing the timeline and grim details of his attack with an iron bar (Picture right: Huge bruises and cuts on his leg)
‘They gave me the first blow from the very first moments of the attack to get me out of the cabin. I fell on the road and then fell on the right side of the road.
‘My attacker hit me several times with an iron rod. I noticed that he was mainly targeting my feet and I was trying to defend myself with my hands.
‘The scene went on for several minutes, it seemed long to me. Aminata told me it was fast. I think the two men ran away because the cars were coming down the street.
Hamraoui had to get stitches on his hands and feet after the attack, and missed last week’s Champions League game.
‘They started running in the direction of the traffic. We quickly stared at him. I think a car must be waiting for them nearby.
Hamraoui also referred to hearing the words ‘You like to sleep with married men’ during the attack, a description confirmed by Diallo who had been ‘detained’ by another stranger throughout the attack.
After being seriously injured, she was taken to hospital and asked to take a three-week off from work, but she has reportedly resumed personal training – still being assisted by a psychologist. and is benefiting from the ‘close security established by the club’.
Meanwhile, Diallo released a statement last week about the allegations: ‘Aminata Diallo condemns the utterly artificial dramatization of a rivalry between him and Kheira Hamraoui that would justify taking him out on his teammate .
‘This theory is in no way consistent with the true nature of their relationship.
‘Other much more serious leads are now being looked into by investigators, which in no way implicate my client.
‘Aminata Diallo is sorry for the media uproar, which had already punished her without any grounds, and would like to emphasize that if necessary, all defamation should be taken against her by legal action. Will not hesitate to protect