Terrifying moment Chelsea loanee and Serie A winner Tiemoue Bakayoko held at GUNPOINT by Italian police as officials stop and remove him from his vehicle in a case of mistaken identity.
Series A winner Tiemoue Bakayoko has been stopped at gunpoint by police in Italy, in a terrifying ordeal that turned out to a case of mistaken identity.
A video re-tweeted by Sport Italia journalist, Tancredi Palmeri, captured the terrifying incident. A policeman, pushed the startled footballer, who made 14 Serie A appearances for the triumphant Rossoneri last season, up against a police car.
While he appears to empty Bakayoko’s pockets and throw the contents onto the roof of the police car, two other cops, with guns drawn, point them at the player’s car.
One female cop keeps her gun trained on another occupant of the vehicle..
However, it appears to gradually dawn on the police that they have the wrong person and quickly holster their weapons and console the midfielder with a gentle pat on the back.
‘Shocking footage of Milan’s Bakayoko in Milan’s downtown held at gunpoint by police cause taken for someone else,’ tweeted Tancredi.
‘Check when one of cop goes telling to the colleague searching him that it’s not the suspect but a Milan player, and the cop saying “WHO?!?”
Tiemoue Bakayoko: AC Milan midfielder stopped by police before being released:
The incident happened in Milan on 3 July but went viral after being shared on social media on Monday.
In the video the 27-year-old, who is on loan from Chelsea, can been seen being searched by a policeman while two officers point a gun at a car.
After a conversation between the officers the Frenchman is released.
“The player was stopped but as soon as the police verified that he had nothing to do with what happened, they apologised and let him go.”
Bakayoko joined Milan on a two-year loan last summer, having also spent the 2018-19 season at the San Siro.
He made 18 appearances last season as the Rossoneri won Serie A.
The Frenchman signed for Chelsea from Monaco in 2017 for £40m and made 43 appearances for the club in his first season.
He returned to Monaco on loan in August 2019 before switching to Napoli for a season-long loan in October 2020.
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