Ligue 1 club sack promising striker over theft of Dolberg’s €70,000 watch

Striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga has been sacked by Nice after he admitted stealing team mate Kasper Dolberg’s watch in the dressing room, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday.

“OGC Nice and Lamine Diaby Fadiga parted ways on Tuesday,”

The ligue 1 club, Nice said in a statement. “Following the theft of Kasper Dolberg’s watch from the professional first team’s changing room, and the subsequent admission of the player, the club decided to cancel its contract with the 18-year-old forward with immediate effect.

“Above and beyond all sporting and financial consideration, Nice cannot and will not accept such behaviour that betrays the confidence that unites all the club’s employees and all the members of the Rouge et Noir [Red and Black] family.”

French media reported the watch was €70,000 (£62,000).

Diaby Fadiga, a product of Nice’s youth academy who has played for France U18s, turned professional in 2017.

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