Bayern Munich and France star Lucas Hernandez was ordered by a court in Madrid to choose the penitentiary where he is to serve a six-month jail sentence. He needs to serve time in prison for breaking a restraining order in 2017.
In a notice issued on Sept. 14, the 32nd Criminal Court in Madrid wrote “Mr. Lucas François Bernard Hernández is summoned to appear in this Court on October 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., to be personally required to enter prison voluntarily within ten days, in the penitentiary center of his choosing.”
The case that caused the sentence against Hernandez dates back to February 2017, when the defender was involved in a violent argument with his girlfriend Amelia Ossa Llorente. The ruling was made even though neither of the partners pressed charges. Llorente was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Hernandez, 25, will go to court next Tuesday, despite appealing the jail sentence.
The player and Amelia Ossa Llorente returned to Spain together after getting married, neglecting the restraining order in place. Hernandez will have 10 days to report to prison voluntarily following his court appearance next week.
Ms. Llorente received 31 days of community service for violence, assault, and property damage. The appeal Hernandez made against his jail sentence was denied. Lucas is thus sanctioned not because of the altercation with his current wife, but because he disobeyed an order given by a judge.
Hernandez, a World Cup winner, was also part of the French national team in the Nations League finals in Italy last week. The defender started for France in the 2-1 win over Belgium in the Nations League semifinal, but was an unused sub in the final against Spain, which also ended in France’s favor with an identical scoreline.
Hernandez started four times this season for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, also playing against Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League. Hernandez holds the record for the most expensive transfer ever made by a German club. In 2019, Bayern paid $93 million to sign him from Atletico Madrid.
On Wednesday, Bayern Munich said it knows nothing about the case involving Hernandez and he returned to training at the end of the international break as if nothing had happened.