Liverpool F.C Defender Mamadou Sakho Faces a Year-Long Ban After Failing a Doping Test.
This comes after the club confirmed that the 26-year-old player was under investigation by UEFA and has been ruled out of selection by Liverpool until his ‘B’ sample is analysed.
The Daily Mirror reports that traces of a ‘fat-burning’ substance were found in his sample, which would result in a 6-12 month ban if proven true.
Fellow teammate Kolo Toure was banned for six months after tests revealed a similar result while still playing for Manchester City in 2011.
If proven to have knowingly taken the substance, Sakho will be unable to play for the French national team at the European championships this June and July.
It also rules him out of being selected by Liverpool for the remainder of this season’s matches.
The maximum sentence for doping is a two-year ban.
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: [The Sun]