Former Barcelona player Eric Abidal’s wife accused him of having an affair with Paris Saint-Germain footballer Kheira Hamraoui. And now, in certainly the most scandalous of news in football today, Abidal has begged his wife to forgive him for his affair with Hamraoui.
Eric Abidal has pleaded with his wife Hayet to forgive him after she filed for divorce.
In her divorce petition, she claimed the former Barcelona and France player confessed to having an affair with Kheira Hamraoui.
Hamraoui is the Paris Saint-Germain footballer whom masked assailants attacked with an iron bar outside her home on November 4.
And, according to reports, police investigations after the incident revealed a link between Hamraoui and Abidal.
They found this connection in the form of a phone chip in Abidal’s name, that Hamraoui was using.
The finding of the phone chip prompted the former footballer to admit to his wife that he had strayed.
This was according to a widely circulated statement from Hayet Abidal’s lawyer, Nicolas Cellupica. This laywer of Abidal’s wife’s initially provided the proof to the AFP news agency.
Abidal Has Begged His Wife to Forgive Him for His Affair with Hamraoui
But now, the 42-year-old Eric Abidal is pleading with his wife Hayet to forgive him.
When Abidal was director of football at Barcelona from 2018 to 2020, Hamraoui was a part of the women’s team. Then, she joined PSG in July of this year.
Abidal wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, publicizing his mistake and apology: “Hayet Abidal forgive me. Whatever your decision, you will remain in my eyes the woman of my life, and especially the mother of our wonderful children.
“I deserve this humiliation even if it kills me alive. El hamdouli’allah. An sha’ allah one day you will forgive me.”
Hamraoui is recovering after an incident in which Aminata Diallo, a PSG teammate, was initially suspected.
Diallo has since been released without charge after adamantly denying any culpability while police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, PSG player Hamraoui has remained silent on the allegations that she and Abidal had a connection.