Chelsea star Bakayoko held by Italian police at gunpoint in case of mistaken identity, after a gunshots in that same area he was spotted.
Tiemoue Bakayoko, a midfielder for Chelsea, reportedly took part in a tense traffic check by Italian police that ended up being a case of mistaken identity on the part of the officers.
In a video that has been making the rounds on social media since the incident, Bakayoko, who joined the Blues in 2017 under Antonio Conte, can be seen. Since moving to Chelsea, the 27-year-old has spent two seasons on loan at Milan, making 14 appearances for the Rossoneri in both the 2018–19 and 202–22 seasons, when they won the Serie A championship.
In a video shared by Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, armed police are seen restraining the former Monaco resident against a vehicle. While the two other cops aim their drawn weapons at the player’s car, one officer is seen emptying the midfielder’s pockets and tossing the items on the roof.
Tancredi Palmeri via Twitter
Shocking footage of Milan’s Bakayoko in Milan’s downtown held at gunpoint by police cause taken for someone else.
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?!?”
Milan’s police hq official statement: “The search, happened on July 3, was due to gun shooting happened in the area in previous hours, and the two suspected were two men on a suv fitting the description, one of the two was black and with green shirt.
That’s why the gunpoint”
The cops are then seen gradually realizing their error and holstering their weapons once again before comforting the gamer with a slap on the back. According to a statement from the state, the player and his teammate “matched a description” from a shooting that happened in the city, which is why the stop was made.