Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following a fight at the club’s training ground.
Police were called to Fulham’s base in Motspur Park early Monday evening due to reports of an altercation involving the Frenchman. The Daily Mail suggests that the fracas also involved an on site member of staff.
It is understood that having been banished from first team training by manager Claudio Ranieri for being a disruptive influence, Kamara arrived at the training ground on Monday intent on resolving his future with Fulham CEO Alistair Mackintosh. But his visit ended with him being arrested.
A police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to a training ground in New Malden, shortly after 17.00hrs on Monday, 21 January to reports of a fight.
‘Officers attended. One man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage.
‘He was taken into custody at a south London police station and subsequently released under investigation.’
In a statement, Fulham said: ‘The club is grateful for the swift attention and action by the Metropolitan Police immediately following our reporting of the incident on Monday.
‘The subject who was arrested is banned indefinitely from Motspur Park and all club activities.
‘We will refrain from further comment but will stress that we will fully cooperate with any new or continuing investigation or legal proceeding in the name of providing everyone a secure and safe working environment.’
The incident is the latest controversy to have engulfed the 23 year old in recent weeks.
Kamara was allegedly involved in another fight with team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic earlier this month during a team yoga session.
Manager Ranieri has frozen Kamara out of his plans, with the striker being linked with a move to Turkey.
On Saturday, Kamara posted a cryptic message in French to Instagram, alongside a picture of a phoenix rising from the flames.
Appearing to reference the club’s treatment of him, his penalty row with Mitrovic and his alleged fight during a team yoga session, the striker wrote: ‘Amazement the human being forgets very quickly. Just the time to go from one floor to another and everything is forgotten.
‘Recognition speaks so low, and defamation is hailed. Ingratitude for some and racism for others are commonplace in this world.
‘It is much easier to forget than to praise, to denigrate rather than to remember what the man has done well.
‘Every man has the right to error, BigFine claimed for a penalty, failed fortunately without consequence. To believe that I did not want to score to win this game.
‘To finish, boxing to boxer football to footballer and yoga for all. There has never been a fight in the meantime, hello.
“Thank you for those who support me the phoenix is always reborn from the ashes it seems.”