Diafra Sakho and West Ham United have some explaining to do. Again.
According to the English press including the BBC, London Metropolitan police arrested Sakho on Sunday night on brand new charges. This time, for “suspicion for making threats to kill and intimidating a witness.” These threats were reportedly directed at the same woman whom he was accused of physically abusing earlier this month, although this has not been confirmed by any newspapers. Sakho reportedly made bail and was released shortly after his arrest.
Sakho’s representatives are vehemently denying the arrest, claiming that Sakho has not been charged with any offense. Earlier this month, it took about five days for the full details of his arrest to reach the public. Expect to hear more about Sakho’s (allegedly) criminal behavior in the coming days and weeks.
Manager Slaven Bilic has yet another decision to make. After two arrests for violent crime, there is no way that Sakho should be anywhere near a West Ham jersey or a Premier League pitch. But that didn’t stop Bilic from playing Sakho the past few weeks. With a second arrest, it’s pretty clear that Sakho has some issues and that women are on the receiving end of those issues. Bilic has a chance to clarify his ethical and moral compass. Let’s see what he chooses.