David Silva, the Manchester City legend, has been fined for grabbing a woman during a brawl in Gran Canaria, according to reports in Spain.
Silva, his brother and a third person were involved in the fight at the Maspalomas Carnival and, according to the news outlet Tiempo de Canarias, Silva “grabbed” the arm of the victim “to move her away, causing her to fall to the ground".
Quoting court documents, Tiempo de Canaris says that Silva was fined €1,080 but that there was no trial because the three defendants admitted the “proven facts” of the case.
The incident happened in the early hours of June 19 and it is said that the woman suffered "post-traumatic cervical pain, contusion on the left elbow, laceration on the second finger of the left hand, lacerations on both knees and lacerations on both legs”.
She required medical assistance on the scene but did not require subsequent treatment. The court concluded that Silva was the “perpetrator responsible for a minor crime of injuries”.
He was, says the report, required to pay €520 in compensation to the woman by way of civil liability, of which €280 corresponded to "injuries suffered" and the remaining €240 to "material damage caused".
Silva’s brother, Fernando Antonio Jiménez Silva, was said to have struck another man in the face with his hand and continued fighting on the ground. The third unnamed person was found to have thrown a stone at a man causing a wound that required surgical intervention. He also threatened another man with a knife, saying “come here and I'll cut you". He was sentenced to eight months in prison for the wounding incident.
Silva, who played more than 400 games during a glittering decade at City, has won 125 international caps for Spain. He is now 36 and still plays for Real Sociedad in La Liga.