The 31-year-old is suspected of sexually harassing two women at a nightclub party in September 2017.
According to several Icelandic media, two women accused the 31-year-old of having sexually abused and harassed them in 2017, one also accusing the Icelandic football federation of trying to buy its silence, AFP said.
The player temporarily removed from his national team
The story, which remained secret until Friday evening, took a media turn when one of the victims claimed on public television RUV that she had filed a complaint for these facts which took place during a nightclub party in Reykjavik. in September 2017 . The 25-year-old also indicated that the player admitted the facts, apologized and paid her a sum of money, the amount of which has not been made public.
During this interview, the victim also revealed that another woman would also have lodged a complaint against the same player for a sexual assault committed the same evening. These revelations led the President of the Icelandic Football Association (KSI), Gudni Bergsson, to resign on Sunday evening and the federation admitted in a statement that it had not handled the situation properly.
If it does not confirm the involvement of the former Nantes, the KSI has decided to do an about-face on its decision to retain Kolbeinn Sigthorsson for the next three matches against Romania, North Macedonia and Germany. The attacker initially selected will ultimately not be part of the Icelandic delegation. The latter affirmed ” that work is already underway with external professionals to examine all the responses to crimes and sexual violence within the federation and the way in which the support has been and will be provided to the victims”.