Kevin-Prince Boateng says he has no relationship with his brother Jerome, who has been found guilty of assaulting ex girlfriend
The Germany international was convicted of assaulting his former partner and his relative has spoken out against him
Kevin-Prince Boateng has criticised his half-brother Jerome after the defender was found guilty of assaulting his former partner.
The centre-back, who joined Lyon this summer after leaving Bayern Munich, was ordered to pay a €1.8 million fine after being convicted on Thursday.
Boateng avoided a possible prison term for the incident which took place in 2018, but the prosecution has said they will consider appealing the judge’s ruling as they hoped for a suspended sentence instead of a mere fine.
What has been said?
Kevin-Prince says his relationship with Jerome, who has the same father but a different mother, broke down well before the latter’s conviction.
“I’ve distanced myself from Jerome for a long time,” the Hertha Berlin player said to Bild .
“I value and respect German law. I abhor violence against women.
“I don’t identify with my brother’s actions and that’s why I no longer have anything to do with him.”
Will Boateng play for Lyon?
The Germany international signed for Lyon in a free transfer during the summer window and is yet to make his first appearance for the club.
Coach Peter Bosz refused to comment on the 33-year-old’s legal situation but says there is a chance he could debut on Sunday when they take on Strasbourg.
“I’m a coach, it’s his private life, I don’t want to say anything about it,” he told reporters.
“Jerome did not train collectively for three months, even if he worked with a trainer, and the team training is always different.
“Xherdan Shaqiri is a little further ahead. We’ll see on Sunday, there are a lot of uncertainties for the starting XI.”