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The Son of Marc-Vivien Foé Sentenced to 5 Years of Prison in France

The son of former indomitable lion, Marc-Vivien Foé was tried for armed robbery and kidnapping in the aggression of a priest.

Marc Foé was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to five years of imprisonment by the Court of Appeal of Lyon.

He was involved in the assault of a priest at his home on 28 November 2015 in Genay (Rhône).

Also involved, 20-year-old Sofiane Bardot was sentenced to the same sentence, co-authoring the kidnapping, but was acquitted on the charge of intentional gun violence.

The Advocate General had demanded much higher penalties, twelve years’ imprisonment against Sofiane Bardot, and eight years against Marc Foé.

The pardon granted to the two accused by Father Luc Biquez probably explains the leniency of the verdict.

As a reminder, Marc-Vivien Foé died tragically on the football field, following a heart attack in 2003 during a Confederations Cup match between Cameroon and Colombia.