By Chineze Ogugua
Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has received a ban of six months from football over a doping offence after it was revealed that he had intravenous drip treatment in 2016.
In a statement by UEFA confirming the six-month ban, it read:
“The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has rendered its decision following disciplinary proceedings opened on 6 March 2017 against the player Samir Nasri for violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.”
“The player Samir Nasri has been found guilty for using a prohibited method in accordance with sub-section M2, par. 2 of the WADA Prohibited List.
“In this context, the CEDB has decided to suspend Samir Nasri for six (6) months for violation of the World Anti-doping Code and the UEFA Anti-doping Regulations.
“This decision was taken on 22 February and is open to appeal.”
Nasri, who is currently without a club having left Turkish side Antalyaspor in January, was on loan at Sevilla from Manchester City when he received treatment from a private medical company, Drip Doctors, in his hotel room in Los Angeles.
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