Montpellier HSC’s latest training session ended in chaos when an altercation between the team’s coach, Michel Der Zakarian, and defender Mamadou Sakho turned physical. Reports suggest that the former Liverpool player even knocked down the 60-year-old coach, breaking his family chain. The incident led to Sakho’s suspension by the club, and it is likely that he will soon leave the team.
Sakho, who joined Montpellier in the summer of 2021 after being released by Crystal Palace, has had a tumultuous career so far. He was once suspended for doping but was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing. However, this latest incident could put a dent in his career prospects yet again.
The club’s management wasted no time in taking action against the player. After conducting an internal investigation, Montpellier HSC decided to suspend Sakho immediately. The move could be a precursor to his dismissal from the team, as a meeting is expected to be held soon to discuss his potential termination.
The altercation between Sakho and Der Zakarian reportedly started with a verbal exchange, with the coach allegedly calling the player a “pleureuse” (crybaby). The incident quickly escalated, leading to a physical confrontation that had to be broken up by witnesses.
Montpellier HSC has a reputation for being a disciplined team, and this incident is likely to have repercussions for Sakho. The club’s management will have to decide whether to terminate his contract or impose a fine and a suspension. Either way, the player’s future with the team seems uncertain.
The altercation between Mamadou Sakho and Michel Der Zakarian has led to the player’s suspension from Montpellier HSC. While it is unclear what the future holds for the defender, it is clear that his actions have consequences. The incident is a reminder that discipline and professionalism are crucial in sports, and players must adhere to these values at all times.