How to take your life back
It was only a matter of time before one of the world’s most hated men in football was the one in charge of his team’s dressing room.
But with the new season kicking off, the spotlight has been on Luka Modric, the Croatian forward who has played for Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Milan since 2012.
Luka Modrić was one of football’s most famous figures.
Getty Images/John Gress /Pool/Getty ImagesThe Croatian has been accused of sexual assault more than 20 times.
It is one of his most infamous accusations, but it is not the first time his career has been under scrutiny.
In 2015, he was fined £10,000 for his part in a brawl with Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker at the Emirates Stadium.
It was an incident that led to the pair being banned from the stadium for six months.
Modri was subsequently fined a further £100,000.
In a recent interview, he spoke of the incident and how it influenced him.
“It made me think about life in the game and how I should live my life,” he said.
“But it also made me realize how lucky I am to be able to play football, even in the best team in the world.”
I want to make it clear that I will always defend myself, even if it means going to court.””
I think it will give people the motivation to keep playing.”
I want to make it clear that I will always defend myself, even if it means going to court.
“There is no one in the football world who will never do something wrong.
I am going to fight for my reputation.”
It was at this time that the 26-year-old was banned for three years for breaching the Football Association’s anti-doping rules.
The first suspension came in the summer of 2015 when he was suspended for two matches.
Modric was eventually given an extended ban and eventually the Football Football Association imposed a further two years on his suspension.
A fourth suspension followed after an incident at Euro 2016, which also included the referee and the match officials.
He has never been fined or suspended again.
The next two suspensions came in November of 2016 and March of 2017, which included the FIFA anti-corruption body.
In October 2017, the European Court of Justice upheld the two-year ban on Modric.
The FA and the club were given an extension of six months to appeal against the decision.
In November, the FA said it would not appeal the decision and Modric had his ban overturned.
Lukas Podolski/Getty/GettyImagesThe final decision came in March, but not before Modric claimed that he was not aware of the punishment.
“The FA is a powerful organisation, and this was an extreme example of the way it operates,” he told the BBC at the time.
“A suspension is given to anyone who breaks rules, even though they are not found to have done anything wrong.”
He also claimed that his suspension had not been fair and that the decision had been made by the FA itself, not him.
He said: “The FA has never made any decision on my case, and they have never even heard my side of it.”
They did not even hear what I have said publicly in the media or with the club.
“This is a complete injustice and I am very disappointed with the way I have been treated by the board.”
The latest incident came just two months after Modric’s first suspension was handed down.
He was given a one-match ban for an offence he had not committed, while the FA gave him a one year ban for breaching its anti-abuse policy.
The Football Association later said it had been alerted to the alleged incident and it was investigating the matter.
“As a result of our investigation, the case has been referred to the FA’s disciplinary committee,” it said in a statement.
“We are currently seeking a full and independent assessment of the relevant circumstances, in light of which we will make a final decision in the coming weeks.”
A statement from the FA later said:”We would like to reassure our fans that our anti-toxic policies, as well as our support for their efforts to combat drug and alcohol abuse, are upheld and we continue to work closely with the FA.”