Emerson Royal is the victim of an armed attack in Brazil

Emerson Royal is the victim of an armed attack in Brazil

Tottenham’s Brazilian international defender Emerson Royal was the victim of an attempted robbery at gunpoint after an evening in Brazil. The assailant was thwarted by a plainclothes police officer who used his own firearm.

He was not hit, unlike his assailant. Brazilian international footballer Emerson Royal, under contract to Tottenhamwas the victim of an attempted armed robbery, according to local media UOL et Sport Globe. The incident took place on Thursday, after an evening party was held in Americana, in the southeastern state of São Paulo.

It was while returning to his car, at the exit of the event where he was, that the 23-year-old player was robbed by an individual. “The perpetrator asked him for his watch and other personal belongings,” his agent testified.

The assailant hit in the back

But at the same time, Emerson Royal was clearly accompanied by a plainclothes police officer, who had just asked him for a selfie. The officer unsheathed his weapon to shoot the assailant. In the exchange of shots, the player was not injured. This is not the case with the suspect, who had to be taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

After testifying with the police, the player did not want to speak to the Brazilian media. “I’m going to rest,” he said.

Recruited in the summer of 2021 for € 25 million from Tottenham, Emerson Royal has played 41 games this season. He scored a goal and delivered a decisive pass. With the Brazilian national team, he has played six games in the last two years.

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