Odsonne Edouard has been ordered to pay charges of €24,000 after an incident which occured the year before he joined Celtic.
On loan at Toulouse from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, Edouard was convicted of violence with a weapon when he shot at a passer-by with an air-rifle.
The unfortunate victim was Francis Guiral, who permanently become deaf as a result of the shot Edouard took in southern France.
He came to Glasgow a year later under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers and instantly became a fan favourite after his debut season, becoming and remaining Celtic’s record signing.
Yet, in April 2021, Edouard was ordered to pay the €24k fine by the Chamber of Civil Interests – although he never complied with the court by ignoring them.
And as per Ed Aarons of the Guardian, his lawyers have now been in touch with the civil court in France to arrange the payment following Edouard’s thrust into the media spotlight following his move to Selhurst Park.
Understand that Odsonne Edouard’s lawyers have been in touch with a civil court in France to arrange payment of €23,539 in compensation to Francis Guiral. The 62-year-old was shot in the ear by an air pistol in 2017 and left with long-term injuries
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) September 14, 2021
Celtic replaced the striker with forgotten man Albian Ajeti, new fan favourite Kyogo Furuhashi and new signing Georgios Giakoumakis in a bid to regain the SPFL title – and with the most goals in the league with sixteen, Celtic may just have done the right thing.