Diafra Sakho and West Ham United have some explaining to do.
According to a Scotland Yard representative: “Officers from Tower Hamlets have arrested a man on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and malicious communication. The 25-year-old was arrested on Thursday 6 August…and has been bailed to a date in late September.” Sakho was arrested at his home as reported by the Daily Mail.
Manager Slaven Bilic confirmed yesterday that Sakho has been training with the team as normal since the arrest last week. Sakho also played nearly a full ninety minutes in the Arsenal match on August 9th. Bilic is quoted by the BBC, speaking of Sakho, as saying “I spoke with him. But he looks very positive, he’s not worried about it. I am happy with him. For all the other aspects of this problem, you should talk to Diafra.”
To compound the matter, Bilic has effectively frozen out Morgan Amalfitano for a “locker room disturbance.” Thus, in Bilic’s world, hitting your girlfriend is a private matter, but causing a locker room dust room results in being ostracized. Double compounding the matter is Bilic’s abandonment of a plan to sign much-maligned midfielder Joey Barton, further confusing Bilic’s moral and ethical compass.