Evian striker Nicki Bille Nielson is facing an eight-year jail term as he faces a charge of violent behaviour in his homeland.
Nielson, a Danish international striker faces the charge that relates back to an incident that occurred whilst he was playing for FC Rosenberg last year.
Nielson shot to fame during his spell in Norway playing for Rosenberg, where he scored 24 goals in 50 games for the club.
He then moved to Ligue 1 side Evian in 2014, but has not managed to replicate his scoring success, scoring only once in 19 games this season.
According to 101 Great Goals, Nielson allegedly bit a police officer after being arrested. It is unknown why the striker was arrested in the first place, but the prison charge relates to what happened after he was nicked.
It seems that Nielson can’t have been very happy with the decision to throw him in the back of a van, so he took the decision to lash out at a police officer, which has ended up landing him in pretty hot water.
The 27-year-old now has a court date on Thursday in his native Denmark, which could see the striker serve eight years in jail if convicted of the offence.
Evian’s next league match is against Bastia this weekend, and they could do with Nielson being un-arrested, as they linger 17th in the Ligue 1 table.
Evian manager Pascral Dupraz will need all the firepower he can call upon as his side attempt to pull away from the relegation dog-fight, with rivals Lorient only two points away in 18th.
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