Grichting tells of beating
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephane Grichting has spoken of how he was attacked after Switzerland beat Turkey.
Stephane Grichting has intimated that he may take legal action after he was assaulted during the aftermath of Switzerland's World Cup qualifying play-off win over Turkey.
The Auxerre defender suffered a urinary canal perforation and will not be able to resume training for at least a week.
For the first time, the defender has accepted an offer to speak about the incident, telling L'Equipe: "My urinary probe was removed on Monday and finally I can walk normally. But I still have pain.
"On Friday, I will have new medical examinations. If they are positive, I will resume sporting activities next Monday. It is a difficult hardship to experience.
"At the end of that game, I came into the tunnel, to reach the changing-room as quickly as possible, but the hall was so narrow and they gave me a beating.
"I could not see who gave me the blow. But immediately I felt injured, I could not hold back my bladder and I noticed I was bleeding a lot.
"I was very scared. I saw the Swiss doctor and asked urgently for an ambulance. It has never stopped bleeding since Tuesday. We have to do everything to ensure that these things won't happen anymore, and the guilty are punished.
"These images can't be associated with football. Football is a wonderful sport that is spoiled by some gestures and some people. It is unbearable."