CELTIC’S record signing Odsonne Edouard four-month suspended sentence back in France for his part in an air rifle incident has been upheld after a court of appeal hearing.

Reporting on this today seems to insinuate the sentence is fresh when in fact it was given out last year.

The youngster was on-loan at Toulouse at the time and was allegedly in a car with teammate Mathieu Cafaro when a passerby was shot in the ear by an air rifle.

The striker was driving at the time and denied shooting the gun with his teammate admitting to doing so then retracting his statement later.

Edouard had his loan terminated at the tie and sent back to PSG. The player would then be loaned to Celtic – something that Odsonne admits was a good thing to come out of a bad thing.

Speaking last summer when he originally signed for Celtic, the striker said:

“I know I’ve made some mistakes but it’s all behind me and I’m really concentrating now on the future — that is what’s important to me.

“I didn’t worry for my career but it really forced me to think hard about what’s important.

“You could probably describe it as something bad which led to something really good.”

The sentence was originally passed last summer where Edouard was given the four-month suspended sentence as well as paying a €6k fine and €2.5k to the victim – the court of appeal upheld the sentence.


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