Serge Aurier: Tottenham defender says he's calm after brother's killing in France

Serge Aurier: Tottenham defender says he's calm after brother's killing in France

- Serge Aurier insisted he was calm and had no ill-will towards his brother's killer

- His brother Christopher was reportedly shot dead at a club in Toulouse

- The Spurs right back has since returned to France to be with his family

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Tottenham fullback Serge Aurier has finally broken his silence following the death of his brother Christopher.

Christopher, 26, was shot dead at the popular Kin's nightclub in Toulouse, France on Monday, July 13.

I’m calm: Tottenham defender Aurier breaks silence after brother was shot dead in France
Serge Aurier insists he has forgiven the personal involved in the shooting of his brother Christopher. Photo: Getty Images.
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Aurier, despite mourning his brother, somehow picked himself up to play for his side as they beat Newcastle 3-1 on Wednesday, two days after learning of his brother’s death.

The Ivory Coast international remained quiet for the rest of the week but shared a teary photo on Instagram on Friday, July 17.

He shared a photo of himself embracing with his mother, captioning it with a series of black heart emojis.

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The defender also revealed he learnt of his brother’s death via a tweet sent to him by a close friend.

“It was 7am. I was in bed at home when a friend sent me the image of a tweet. I asked if he was with his girlfriend. But he had come home and gone out. I had to quickly tell my mother and anticipate it. I stayed in bed all day without moving. It has been a difficult day,” he told La Depeche, a French Publication.

He however insists he has no hatred towards his brother’s killer, adding that he is in a profession which dictates he maintains a level head.

“Today, we have to calm things down. I have no feeling of hatred or revenge. I work in a profession where you have to be calm. I'm calm,” he went on.

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Aurier has since jetted back to France to be with his family.

Earlier, reported that Christopher Aurier's suspected killer has reportedly handed himself to French authorities about 48 hours after the murder took place.

The younger brother of Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier was shot dead on Monday evening in an alleged 'love dispute'.

However, the identity of the mystery man has been kept under wraps by the police as prescribed by French laws.

The unnamed man is being held by the cops after admitting to have been responsible for the murder.

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