Liverpool fans have been rejoicing this afternoon after it was reported by L’Equipe that Mamadou Sakho is free to play again.
The French newspaper claim that UEFA will not extend Sakho’s 30-day suspension, which has been imposed after he allegedly took a little pill to help him burn some fat.
Apparently, lawyers have successful argued that what Sakho took was not on the banned list in the first place, so the 26-year-old will be officially let off the hook in the coming days.
Liverpool supporters are understandably delighted at the prospect at their star centre-back being available for the start of next season, especially considering a two-year ban had been rumoured to be on the cards.
However, Kopites are equally furious with UEFA for charging a seemingly-innocent Sakho, who consequently missed eight games, including the Europa League final, which the Reds lost to Sevilla.
Many angry Reds took to Twitter to vent.
However, some managed to see the funny side, while one or two were even philosophical on the matter.
When u here that Sakho is supposedly being cleared of doping charges pic.twitter.com/tlLPE3rf5A
— Nic (@LiverpoolNicola) May 28, 2016
.@BecOfTheKop Guess who’s back
No weight gained
— Joe Allen’s Chicken (@BecOfTheKop) May 28, 2016
IF the Sakho news is true and he’s taken something NOT on the banned list, how has it taken so long to establish a simple fact? UEFA a joke.
— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) May 28, 2016
If Sakho not guilty news is true, then a) he really should file lawsuits vs UEFA and Guardian b) that Indigo lad should deactivate
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@YaroLFC) May 28, 2016
Sakho coming back from the dead and kicking Koscielny out of the France squad like pic.twitter.com/QVRfzA3w8L
— Mik (@MikLFC) May 28, 2016
Think this talk of Sakho not being in the final costing us is a bit OTT, Kolo was our best CB and he’d have been dropped for Sakho #LFC
— remeci (@remecilfc) May 28, 2016
Buzzing about Sakho. Can’t wait to see him back. pic.twitter.com/Az2zz8d9rt
— Luke (@KloppFutbol) May 28, 2016
To think some people on here wanted Sakho hung, drawn and quartered when the news first broke.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) May 28, 2016
Bit annoying Sakho was seemingly banned for the final over nothing, but Kolo did put in an absolute shift in his place.
— Si (@PhantomGoal) May 28, 2016
Sakho’s message to UEFA…https://t.co/INzfE7Gcu8
— LiverpoolFans (@LiverpoolFans1) May 28, 2016
Of course there was a few conspiracy theorists, as well…
I reckon the UEFA doping tester was a Manc and he found Martial in Sakho’s arse pocket after the game.
— KopAce (@KopAce74) May 28, 2016
— Clare YNWA (@ClareE_D) May 28, 2016
Trying hard not to get all “conspiracy theory” about Sakho and UEFA…cock-up more likely, but still…
— Tricia Hill (@TriciaindaHouse) May 28, 2016
First u banned Sakho then a ref for the final are totally idiot.after we lost the final u say Sakho are clear.UEFA conspiracy again #LFC
— Rudie (@karunguni) May 28, 2016
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