Hammers Dodged A Bullett As Nasri Receives Six Month Ban

One time target of West Ham United, free transfer option Ex-Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been banned from football for six months because of a drip treatment he took at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016, 30 year old Nasri took the treatment while on holiday, but it contravened World Anti-Doping Agency rules leading to a Spanish Anti-Doping investigation. Uefa imposed the suspension, which it says is open to appeal. Nasri is without a club having left Turkish side Antalyaspor in January and was supposed to be on a short list of free transfers along with Patrice Evra that David Moyes was looking at. The Frenchman received treatment from Drip Doctors a private medical company in his hotel room at the time he was on loan from Manchester City to Sevilla and posed for a photograph with the organisation's co-founder Jamila Sozahdah that drew publicity. Wada rules state there is a 50 millilitre infusion limit per six-hour period for active athletes but it was alleged he received 500 millilitres of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient components. In February 2017, a request by Sevilla for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Nasri was refused by Uefa, whose decision was later upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Nasri played for Arsenal from 2008 to 2011 before moving to City for £25m, going on to win two Premier League titles during his time at Etihad Stadium, during his loan spell at Sevilla last season he made 30 appearances and scored three goals.
Imagine the furore that would have followed had he been signed by West Ham on the cheap instead of Evra?

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asheshammer's picture

Fiasco is West Ham's birthright -- we should have signed him, only for him to be suspended for the rest of the season before his first game. Then he could go to the WHUFC physio room, which as I understand it is run by "Drip Doctors" and join Andy Carroll on the "Good to the last Drip" tour.

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Burkie 1's picture

Very good ashes

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Burkie 1

Dicks is the man's picture

in 2016? wtf, I know all this back dated sex offences is the in thing, but thats ridiculous.

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