Arturo Vidal is to be fined a mammoth sum of €100,000 for his involvement in nightclub violence.
The Chilean midfielder was involved in a nightclub brawl at Turin on Friday morning following which Juventus decided to discipline the player.
Reports have now emerged suggesting that the Chile International’s conspicuous absence in the heated Juventus v Roma match on Sunday didn’t arise out of tactical planning but due to his involvement in the nightclub incident.
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Vidal is alleged to have gotten into a skirmish during a night out at Turin during which the midfielder came off worse and received a blow to the back.
Eurosport suggests that Il Guerriero is unhappy with the fine and is looking to snap ties with the Bianconeri.
“Vidal is the typical South American player,” club administrator Giuseppe Marotta said to TV channel Rai Sport. “The history of football is full of these types of stories.
“We just have to keep him (Vidal) at bay and control him.
“From a football standpoint, we cannot say anything. A fine of €100,000? Perhaps it’s not enough.”