Former Manchester City star David Silva is fined after ‘roughly grabbing’ a woman during a scuffle at a Canary Islands carnival, who was left with bruises and abrasions
- According to Spanish media, David Silva was fined for catching a young woman
- The incident is believed to have taken place at the Maspalomas Carnival in Gran Canaria on June 19
- His brother Fernando Antonio Jimenez Silva was also involved in the incident.
- An anonymous third party has been sentenced to prison for their part in what happened
Manchester City legend David Silva has been fined €1,080 (£942) for catching a young woman during a fight at a carnival in the Canary Islands.
The incident took place at the Maspalomas Carnival in Gran Canaria on June 19 and also involved the Real Sociedad star’s brother Fernando Antonio Jimenez Silva and an unnamed third person.
According to the Spanish media Tiempo de Canarias, which had access to court documents, it was said that Silva, with “the intention of harming the physical integrity” of the victim, “squeezed his arm violently for the away, causing her to fall on the ground.’
The young woman reportedly suffered from post-traumatic neck pain, a contusion on her left elbow as well as bruises and abrasions on her knees and a finger on her left hand.
She needed medical assistance on the spot “without requiring further medical treatment”.
The unidentified third person involved in the scuffle allegedly hit a young man with a stone and threatened another with a knife, shouting “come here and I’ll cut you”.
It is understood the case never went to trial as all of the defendants admitted their role in the incident.
David Silva fined 1,080 euros for catching young woman in carnival brawl
The Real Sociedad player, his brother Fernando Antonio Jimenez Silva and an unnamed third party were involved in the Maspalomas carnival incident in June.
David Silva was pictured in Gran Canaria with his staff at the beach club he owns on the island in June – although there is no suggestion anyone pictured with the player was involved in the incident.
The Real Sociedad midfielder admitted the facts by the prosecution and was fined €1,080 (£942) “at the rate of 12 euros a day for three months”.
According to the Spanish publication, this conclusion was reached because the footballer was “the responsible perpetrator of a minor offense of injury, with subsidiary personal liability in the event of non-payment of a day’s deprivation of liberty for two daily installments unpaid,” the judge said.
Silva was also instructed to compensate the young woman with €520-€280 of that amount due to injuries sustained and the remaining €240 due to property damage caused as a result of the incident.
David Silva (pictured with Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay) has admitted his role in the incident in which a young woman suffered minor injuries
His brother meanwhile was tried for punching a young man in the face and once the victim fell to the ground he chased after him in different parts of his body in the company of others who could not. be identified.
It is said that Fernando also “dealt several blows” to another young woman who had broken a chain she wore around her neck.
Magistrates said the first victim suffered injuries to several parts of the body which required medical attention while the woman suffered neck pain, bruises on her shoulder and as a result of the blows to the head – “Hematoma left parietal, occipital and retroauricular”.
The third unnamed individual threw a stone at another young man, which hit him in the head – causing an injury that required surgery.
Silva won four Premier League titles during his legendary spell as a Manchester City player
Silva returned to Man City earlier this month to meet former team-mates and manager Pep Guardiola (pictured)
The judge said the defendant then approached another man with a knife and threatened him, saying, “Come here and I’ll cut you.” He was sentenced to eight months in prison for throwing the stone, together with a three-month fine for the second threat.
Silva is one of Manchester City’s greatest players after a storied decade at the Etihad Stadium where he won four Premier League titles.
Just days after the incident allegedly took place, Silva posted a photo on Instagram where he is seen with staff at the beach club he owns on the island.
There is no suggestion that anyone pictured with Silva was involved in the incident during the carnival.
Silva owns the luxury resort on Amadores beach in the Anfi del Mar region of Gran Canaria.
The resort has private cabanas with their own pools spread across the resort, while lounge chairs sit next to huge communal pools and hot tubs with stunning ocean views.
The 36-year-old left Manchester City in 2020 to join La Liga side Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad were approached but declined to comment.