According to rumours on social media Mamadou Sakho is set to be released from his contract after the Parisian was charge with substance abuse.
Sakho failed a drugs test after Liverpool’s Europa League victory against Manchester United. He has since received a one month suspension from UEFA for his transgressions.
If the rumours prove to be true it would be an indictment on the modern game. Liverpool showed support for Luis Suarez in his court case with Patrice Evra over racism allegations in 2011. Liverpool showed solidarity for Steven Gerrard in 2009 when he was taken to court for assault. However, Mamadou Sakho will be given the boot over a few weight loss pills.
With Suarez, he was an asset, he eventually sold for £75 million. With Gerrard, he was Liverpool’s poster boy for homegrown talent. With Sakho, he is a ‘lost cause and should teach a lesson to others.’
I really hope that the rumours don’t hold any weight and that Liverpool are willing to rehabilitate Sakho. Not least because it will leave the club shorthanded at the back, but because he deserves to be given a chance if racism and thuggery is tolerated.
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