France and FC Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández appeared in a Madrid court on Monday and now has until October 28 to voluntarily enter prison after breaking a restraining order in 2017.
The Spanish High Court of Justice ordered the footballer to report for prison for failing to comply with the terms of his order.
Hernandez was arrested in February 2017 on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend in a domestic dispute.
He was initially sentenced to community service and then two years later, was given a six-month prison sentence for violating a restraining order related to that case.
Hernandez, who was then an Atletico Madrid player, was arrested in June 2017 for defying the restraining order put in place by a judge after landing in Madrid along with his wife following their marriage and honeymoon.
Due to this violation, Hernández showed up in a Madrid court on Monday to be issued with a voluntary prison order.
His lawyers have appealed and hope to have the sentence voided before he has to present himself to authorities to start serving the six-month prison sentence.
The “ten-day deadline to enter prison voluntarily” expires on 28
Hernandez, a World Cup winner in 2018, was part of the France squad which won the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.
He played club football for five years in Spain with Atlético Madrid before moving to German giants Bayern Munich in 2019 as the most expensive Bayern Munich signing ever /@optajoe(Twitter)