Lucas Hernandez: France defender appeals Spanish prison sentence for failure to comply with non-communication order

Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez has appealed after being sentenced to six months in prison in Spain for violating a restraining order barring him from seeing his wife.

A Madrid judge has ordered Hernandez to return to the country where he began his career through the youth ranks at Atletico Madrid, before the France international moved to Munich in 2019.

In 2017, Hernandez was charged with assaulting his wife, Amelia de la Osa Lorente, during a street altercation dating back to 2010. They were both sentenced to 31 days of community service and were banned from meeting or talking to each other for six months.

However, they went on their honeymoon together and were arrested at the airport on their return to Spain. Hernandez was sentenced to six months in prison for breaking the order, while Lorente has not been charged as she had not yet been officially informed of the order.

The 25-year-old, who grew up in Spain but was born in France and last week won the Nations League trophy with the France team, is now due to return to Madrid for a court hearing on October 19 .

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