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Bayern Munich defender Hernandez faces prison term in Spain

Restraining orders were originally imposed on him and his girlfriend after a violent argument in 2017

FILED - 29 February 2020, Sinsheim: Bayern Munich's Lucas Hernandez is pictured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich at the PreZero Arena. Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez must appear before a Madrid court next week and faces six months in prison, a justice spokesman confirmed on Thursday. Photo: Tom Weller/dpa
Bayern Munich's Lucas Hernandez is pictured at the PreZero Arena. Photo: Tom Weller/dpa.

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez must appear before a Madrid court next week and faces six months in prison, a justice spokesman confirmed on Thursday.

France international Hernandez, 25, is to tell the court on Tuesday where he will serve the sentence that was handed down on Wednesday for violating a restraining order in 2017 while playing at Atletico Madrid.

He then has 10 days to start the prison term.

The restraining orders were originally imposed on him and his girlfriend after a violent argument in 2017.

They were then caught returning to Spain together after getting married, before the six months were up.

In Hernandez' case this was deemed a violation of the restraining order while his now wife reportedly got away with it because the original ruling had not yet been sent to her.

Reconciliation 

In Spain, restraining orders remain in place even in case of reconciliation because this prevents any kind of forced reconciliation.

Hernandez has protested his innocence in the case while Munich have not commented.

The player is appealing at a higher court. It is however reportedly unclear how soon a new court would deal with a case and whether the appeal would spare him from going to jail.

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