Hernández facing 1-year prison sentence
Bayern Munich’s French international defender Lucas Hernández is in a spot of bother at the moment as the former Atlético Madrid man is currently facing 1-year in prison.
Lucas Hernandez faces 1 year in prison for violating a restraining order – his legal team failed with an initial appeal, but have put another to the Provincial Court – he must be in Madrid on October 19th for the prison selection process. https://t.co/1uqdX93Bc4
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 13, 2021
According to Spanish outlet AS and cited by Get French Football, Hernández – who recently appeared in France‘s 3-2 win against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals – has summoned by the 32nd Criminal Court in Madrid to begin his prison stay.
“Mr. Lucas François Bernard Hernández is summoned to appear in this Court on October 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in order to be personally required to enter prison voluntarily within ten days, in the penitentiary centre of his choosing.”
Both Hernández and his wife Amelia de la Osa Lorente were handed 6-month restraining orders and a month of community service after the couple had an altercation in public back in 2010 when the Bayern defender was with Atléti. Instead of abiding by the courts ruling, the pair set off on a honeymoon to Miami.
Despite attempts to appeal by the players lawyers for the prison sentence to be replaced with community service, the appeal was denied and Hernández will now be expected to service his 1-year sentence in Spain.
Bayern out in the cold
German giants Bayern Munich are undoubtedly left frustrated by the current state of affairs surrounding Hernández, who has started five of a possible six outings for the Bavarians since his return from a meniscal laceration that kept him out of Julian Nagelsmann’s preferred XI at the start of the Hinrunde.
Hernández has featured at center-back in four straight Bundesliga matches under the freshman Bayern headmaster, and also featured in both of the Rekordmeister’s Champions League group stage wins against Barcelona (3-0) and Dynamo Kyiv (5-0).
Unfortunately, Bayern were not made aware of the notifications that Hernández received a month earlier on 14 September, compounding the club’s situation.
Thankfully for the Bavarian juggernaut, they can still persist without the services of the French international. Dayot Upamecano and Niklas Süle are plenty capable as a center-back tandem, while compatriot Benjamin Pavard is also capable of being deployed in the heart of the defense. Youngster Tanguy Nianzou rounds out the quartet of available central options at the Allianz Arena.
Regardless of what happens with Hernández’s sentence, the Frenchman must appear in court on 19 October, which could rule him out of contention to appear against SL Benfica on matchday three of the Champions League.