Manchester City legend David Silva has been ordered to pay a €1,080 (£942) fine for grabbing a young woman during a brawl at a carnival in the Canary Islands.
The incident took place at the Maspalomas Carnival in Gran Canaria back on June 19 and also involved the Real Sociedad star’s brother Fernando Antonio Jimenez Silva and an unnamed third individual.
According to Spanish media outlet Tiempo de Canarias, who had access to court documents, it was said that Silva had the ‘intention of undermining the physical integrity’ of the victim and ‘roughly grabbed her arm to move her away, causing her to fall to the ground.’
The young woman is said to have suffered post-traumatic cervical pain, a bruise to her left elbow as well as bruises and grazes to her knees and a finger on her left hand.
She required medical assistance on the scene ‘without requiring subsequent medical treatment.’
The third unnamed person involved in the fight, is said to have hit a young man with a stone and threatened another with a knife, shouting ‘come here and I’ll cut you’.
It is understood that the case never reached trial as all defendants admitted their part in the incident.
The Real Sociedad midfielder acknowledged the facts by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and was sentenced to a fine of €1,080 (£942) ‘at a rate of 12 euros per day during three months’.
According to the Spanish publication, this conclusion was reached as the footballer was the ‘perpetrator responsible for a minor crime of injuries, with subsidiary personal liability in case of non-payment of one day of deprivation of liberty for every two daily instalments not paid,’ said the judge.
Silva has also been instructed to compensate the young woman with €520 – €280 of that amount due to injuries suffered and the other €240 due to the material damage caused as a result of the incident.
His brother, meanwhile, was adjudged to have hit a young man in the face and once the victim had fallen to the ground, continued to him in different parts of his body together with other people who could not be identified.
It’s said Fernando also ‘dealt several blows’ to another young woman who had a chain broken which she was wearing around her neck.
The magistrates stated that the first victim suffered injuries to multiple body parts that required medical attention while the woman suffered cervical pain, bruising to her shoulder and as a result of the blows to the head – ‘Left parietal, occipital and retroauricular hematoma’.
The unnamed third individual threw a stone at another young man, which struck him on the head – causing a wound that required surgical intervention.
The judge said the defendant then approached another man with a knife and threatened him by saying: ‘Come here and I will cut you’. He was sentenced to eight months in prison for throwing the rock, alongside a fine of three months for the second threat.
Silva is one of Manchester City’s greatest ever players after a legendary decade spent at the Etihad Stadium where he won four Premier League titles.
Just days after the incident is alleged to have taken place, Silva posted a photo on Instagram where he is seen with staff at the beach club he owns on the island.
There’s no suggestion anyone pictured with Silva were involved in the incident during the carnival.
Silva owns the luxury resort on Amadores Beach in the Anfi del Mar region of Gran Canaria.
The resort has private cabins with their own pools spread over the resort, while sun loungers lie out next to enormous communal pools and hot tubs with stunning views over the ocean.
The 36-year-old left Manchester City in 2020 to join LaLiga side Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad were approached but refused to comment.