Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has expressed his disappointment in being put to trial over Mathieu Valbuena’s video scandal.
Benzema was accused to have pressurized his former teammate to pay blackmailers who threatened to reveal a sex video.
The scandal which occurred five years ago when France were preparing for the EURO 2016 championship forced Benzema out of the squad.
He hasn’t featured in any international games since then as he was banned by the French FA.
Recently, the Real Madrid star was ordered to appear in front of a court over what he was accused to have done against his former teammate at the national team.
Benzema posted a screenshot of a story by French newspaper L’Equipe about the update in the case, which first emerged in 2015, on Instagram as he asked his followers when will the ‘farce’ will come to an end.
His lawyer Sylvian Cormier also expressed disappointment at how the case is being raised again after five years.
”We are unfortunately not surprised by this decision which is as absurd as it was expected.
”I am dismayed to note that one is forced to distort the elements gathered in the investigation to justify sending my client before the tribunal.”
Benzema could be sent to jail if found guilty of the crime.