An unnamed football player from Everton was arrested by police last week on allegations of child-related sexual offenses. The player has been suspended by his club, Everton, while police continue their investigation.
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The star’s house was searched in connection with the case, with the player being arrested on Friday. Greater Manchester Police released a statement saying “officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday, 16 July, 2021 on suspicion of child sex offenses. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”
Through a short message posted on its website, Everton addressed the situation.
“Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation. The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” the club’s statement read.
An Everton club source told The Mirror that the case “caused a massive shock. Any suggestion of allegations of offences involving a child is rightly taken seriously from the point they are made.”
Everton have confirmed that a member of their squad is the subject of inquiries from authorities.
No details have been revealed regarding the player in question or the charges involved.
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