Barnsley have confirmed that one its players, Bambo Diaby, has failed a drugs test.
Barnsley confirm yesterday’s @MirrorFootball exclusive on Barnsley defender Bambo Diaby failing a drugs test. He’s now under playing suspension while case is investigated. Faces four year ban if found guilty.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 22, 2020
After being made aware of Diaby’s test results, Tykes boss Herhard Struber called a team meeting last week to announce that the player would play no role in the Tykes’ game against Bristol City on Sunday. The player is believed to have protested his innocence to his teammates and insisted that he would clear his name.
Positive drug tests are rare in football and cases often take significant time to reach a conclusion.
The Football Association works with UK Anti-Doping and drug testers regularly target players after games and at training grounds in out-of-competition tests.
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