Karim Benzema Becomes the Latest Footballer to Fall Victim to Crime, Home Gets Burglarised While on the Pitch

Karim Benzema Becomes the Latest Footballer to Fall Victim to Crime, Home Gets Burglarised While on the Pitch

Keba Mothoagae
January 25, 2022 at 8:38 AM
  • France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was a victim of crime as his home was broken into in the city of Madrid
  • The incident happened while he was away with the team taking on Elche, capping off a miserable night in which he missed a penalty and suffered an injury
  • The crime was the latest in a line of break-ins in which footballers were targeted while they were playing for their teams

The trend of burglarising the homes of football players in Europe continued this past weekend as Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema's house was broken into.

The Frenchman was away with the Spanish giants taking on Elche when the incident occurred on Sunday night in Madrid. It was also a miserable night on the pitch for Benzema as he missed a penalty and had to be substituted later after suffering an injury.

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Karim Benzema with his daughter Melia (left), the house which was burglarised (above) and him being hauled off with an injury.
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According to Sports Illustrated, police said that no one was home at the time of the incident and didn't reveal what was taken. ESPN reported that a number of footballers had been the victims of break-ins in Madrid in recent years with a pattern emerging of past and present Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players being targeted.

These players include Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Casemiro and Alvaro Morata, with Benzema being robbed for a second time.

Vasquez' wife Macarena Rodriguez expressed worry in an Instagram post, saying:

"When will we be able to live in peace in your own home? When will we be able to go to work in peace?"

Manchester United star’s home robbed while on duty during game against Brentford

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been given some time off by the Old Trafford club after the defender’s home was burgled while he was on duty with the Red Devils against Brentford according to report via FRANCE 24.

As reported on Sports Brief, Maja Lindelof, wife of Victor, revealed on social media that she and their two kids had to lock themselves in a room while the raiders searched every inch of their Manchester family home.

The Sun reported that Manchester United had thrown their support behind Lindelof, giving the defender some time off to spend it with his family.

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