Samir Nasri receives six-month footballing banFebruary 27, 2018
Former Sevilla playmaker, Samir Nasri has been hit with a six-month ban by UEFA’s disciplinary committee for improper treatment; scuppering his deal to join Las Palmas.
The ban comes after the former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder’s infamous visit to the Drip Doctors back in 2016. During his visit, Nasri was claimed to have had an Immunity IV drip to keep him hydrated and in top condition but the treatment he received at the clinic fell foul of UEFA’s anti-doping regulations.
Nasri’s initial punishment was for two years however the latest judgement by the Court of Arbitration for Sport has seen the punishment reduced after the midfielder’s lawyers presented their case.
Earlier on this year, Nasri had his two-year contract at Antalyaspor terminated after just five months, last playing for the Turkish side back in November. He did manage to score two goals in eight games whilst at the club.
The French international had been hoping to return to La Liga with Las Palmas, who wanted him to replace the China-bound Jonathan Viera.