France international striker Karim Benzema seems to have landed himself in a world of trouble with the authorities in his country, who have started a formal investigation against him.
Benzema has allegedly blackmailed Les Bleus teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape, as a formal investigation has been started by the French judiciary, against the Real Madrid star.
However, the 27-year-old has been set free after a day in custody, as the investigation carries on. The actual blackmail is said to have been carried out by some cocaine traffickers, and the Real Madrid striker has allegedly aided them by supposedly asking Valbuena to listen to their demands.
The main investigation over Benzema revolves what he said to Valbuena, and whether it was meant to pursuade the latter to pay up.
If found guilty of the charges, Benzema could find himself with a five-year-sentence in prison, something that could very well end his football career.
The fans on twitter had some really interesting reactions to this development on Twitter, as the story spread like wildfire on the social media. Here are a few of the best reactions.
Olivier Giroud is not as good as Karim Benzema but at least he’s not Pablo Escobar
a Ouriel Daskal (@Soccerissue) November 5, 2015
Karim Benzema charged with conspiracy to blackmail and participating in a criminal group. We dodged a bullet not signing him. a Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) November 5, 2015
Imagine if Arsenal had signed Karim Benzema in the summer for a loads of money and then he’s arrested a few months into the season…
a Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) November 5, 2015
Blackmail, cocaine trafficking and prostitution. What a Don! Karim Benzema – The Pablo Escobar of football! Haha
a Danny (@DannyAFC91) November 5, 2015
Transfer rumors: Karim Benzema on a free to jail a a? netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 5, 2015
Can Karim Benzema name Fabregas as his accomplice and he goes to jail too?
a Sid. (@10EH_) November 5, 2015
Karim Benzema to Prison FC on loan for 5 yrs what a steal for Prison a lemon iced tea (@gunaaa) November 5, 2015
Karim Benzema will be an excellent signing for Mean Machine.
a Liam (@liam343) November 5, 2015