By Laura Taylor • 17 August 2020 • 14:54
CREDIT: FC Barcelona Facebook
ONCE again, the Barcelona FC player, Arthur Melo, is in the news due to a non-sporting related scandal. According to the Diari de Girona, this time, the young player has tested positive during a breathalyser test after being involved in an accident with his Ferrari.
The Brazilian midfielder also declared himself in absentia and did not show up when the team returned as Quique Setién gave the team a few days off after the end of La Liga. This behaviour cost him a bad reputation and negative criticism from president Josep María Bartomeu. Barcelona FC is facing many problems, amongst them the confirmed dismissal of Seiten which will be the first measure adopted by the club after signing the first blank season in 12 years.
Now, in the latest scandal, Arthur Melo has been sanctioned by the local Palafrugell police after crashing his Ferrari and testing positive for alcohol in a breathalyser test. The traffic accident itself was rather small and thankfully nobody was injured during the incident.
According to local news sources, the footballer was driving his Ferrari through Girona whilst registering a 0.55 mg/ litre of alcohol per expired air. This exceeds the permissible amount by a whole 0.50 mg/ litre.
The accident occurred at around 4.00am on Calle del Corcho in Palafrugell. The vehicle touched the pavement and then proceeded to crash into a lamppost, no occupants were injured.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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