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Doumbia to remove electronic tag during matches



Tongo Doumbia

Toulouse’s Franco-Malian midfielder Tongo Doumbia, convicted for multiple traffic offenses, will not have to wear his electronic bracelet during matches, sources close to the player confirmed on Saturday.

Malian international Doumbia, 26, has been wearing the bracelet since the beginning of the week, but has been allowed to remove it for training sessions and matches.

“He has absolutely not benefitted from favourable treatment. Each time his bracelet is removed the time is added on to his penalty,” the source said.

The midfielder received an eight-month prison sentence in August for drink driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

He returns to competition on Saturday after being sidelined with a thigh injury since October as Toulouse, second last in Ligue 1, host mid-table Lorient.

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