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Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara arrested after fight at club’s training ground

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after fight with member of staff at training ground

  • Police were called to Fulham’s base in Motspur Park early on Monday evening
  • Aboubakar Kamara was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after a fight
  • Sportsmail sources claim the clash also involved an on-site member of staff
  • Kamara arrived at the training ground on Monday intent on resolving his future
  • Claudio Ranieri banished him after an alleged fight with Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • Fulham have banned him indefinitely from Motspur Park and all club activities 

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm on Monday following a shocking fight at the club’s training ground.

Police were called to Fulham’s base in Motspur Park, New Malden, early on Monday evening due to reports of an altercation involving the French striker.

Kamara had been banished from first-team training by manager Claudio Ranieri for being a disruptive influence, but Sportsmail sources claim he arrived at the training ground on Monday intent on resolving his future with Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh. 

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara (left), pictured with Aleksandar Mitrovic, was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following a fight at the club’s training ground

Kamara posted two clips of himself listening to music in his car the day after the incident

The striker can be seen miming to the song and dancing in his seat

Kamara posted two clips of himself listening to music in his car the day after the incident

The incident occurred at Fulham's Motspur Park training base early on Monday evening

The incident occurred at Fulham’s Motspur Park training base early on Monday evening

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The visit ended with Kamara being arrested by police, who were called to the scene as the player became embroiled in a violent confrontation with a staff member.

The altercation happened in full view of other Fulham employees, some of whom have given statements to police.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called to a training ground in New Malden, shortly after 17.00hrs on Monday, 21 January to reports of a fight. Officers attended.

‘One man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage.

‘He was taken into custody at a south London police station and subsequently released under investigation.’

The incident is the latest controversy to have engulfed the 23-year-old in recent weeks. Kamara was allegedly involved in a fight with team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic earlier this month during a team yoga session.

Kamara's arrest comes in the wake of an alleged fight with Mitrovic during a team yoga session

Kamara’s arrest comes in the wake of an alleged fight with Mitrovic during a team yoga session

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri banished Kamara from training for being a disruptive influence

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri banished Kamara from training for being a disruptive influence

Trouble was sparked when Kamara broke the silence and started talking during what was supposed to be a tranquil session.

Mitrovic told him in no uncertain terms to ‘shut up’ and the pair had to be pulled away by other squad members.

An on-pitch spat with Mitrovic over a penalty in the win against Huddersfield in December was another contentious incident.

Kamara wrestled the ball from Mitrovic to take a spot-kick but ended up missing, much to the disgust of Ranieri. Mitrovic saved Kamara’s blushes by scoring a winner in stoppage time.

Manager Ranieri has frozen Kamara out of his plans, with the striker being linked with a move to Turkey.

He arrived at Craven Cottage in a £5.4million move from French side Amiens in the summer of 2017, scored seven times in the Championship for Fulham but has managed just three Premier League goals this season. 

Kamara posted a picture of a  phoenix and a long message on Instagram at the end of last week

Kamara posted a picture of a phoenix and a long message on Instagram at the end of last week

Kamara poses with a fan as he makes his way inside Craven Cottage before facing Oldham

Kamara poses with a fan as he makes his way inside Craven Cottage before facing Oldham

KAMARA’S TROUBLES THIS SEASON 

1. Penalty row with Aleksandar Mitrovic, December 29, 2018

Ranieri said he wanted ‘to kill’ Kamara after he insisted on taking a penalty against his manager’s orders in Fulham’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield. 

The bizarre incident, made worse by Kamara’s subsequent miss from the spot, happened in the 82nd minute of the Premier League encounter with the score goalless at Craven Cottage.

As soon as the penalty was awarded, Kamara wrestled the ball from top scorer Mitrovic and ignored all attempts from his team-mates to get the ball back to the Serbian. 

Kamara’s effort was saved by Jonas Lossl before Mitrovic grabbed a late winner to spare the Frenchman’s blushes.

2. Alleged fight with Mitrovic during a team yoga session

Kamara and Mitrovic were allegedly pulled apart after a fight during a team yoga session in the wake of their penalty row.

According to The Sun, the fight was sparked when Kamara started speaking during a moment of silence.

Mitrovic told his fellow striker to ‘shut up’ in no uncertain terms and the pair had to be pulled away by other squad members. 

3. Arrest on suspicion of actual bodily harm at club’s training ground

Police were called to Fulham’s base in Motspur Park early Monday evening due to reports of an altercation involving the French striker. 

Karama was arrested after the incident and has now been banned from the training ground and club activities.

He had already been banished from first team training by Claudio Ranieri but could now leave the club before the transfer window closes.

 

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