It’s been some 24 hours for Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker is involved in two police investigations at the moment, one to do with drug trafficking and one about blackmailing fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena. It’s not looking great for Benzema but his club have come out in support for him…

The Madrid forward was arrested on Wednesday night and charged and released today and must wait to find out his fate over the blackmail case. Reports in France suggest that the former Lyon man has admitted his part in the saga and will face up to the consequences. The drug trafficking on the other is being denied by Benzema, well he’s not denying that it happened just that he had nothing to do with it. The case may also involve former President Nicolas Sarkozy- how very 24 or something.

Madrid have released a statement defending their player;

https://twitter.com/SocialRMadrid/status/662381128435834880

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