Nasri under investigation for doping
Midfielder Samir Nasri, on loan to La Liga club Sevilla from Manchester City, is under investigation by the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency after being named by a Los Angeles clinic, Drip Doctors, as a recipient of a intravenous vitamin treatment. The clinic tweeted that it was an "Immunity IV drip to keep him hyrdrated and in top health during his busy soccer season".
Nasri's presence at the clinic said to be "suspicious"
"Following the publication of this information, the agency launched an investigation to find out what the treatment is," a source from the Spanish agency told AFP on condition of anonymity.
"The presence of a sportsman in a clinic like this is suspicious as such." Intravenous treatments are only allowed if they are not over 50 mls and do not contain any prohibited substances.
Drip Doctors offer a range of services
Drip Doctors say they specialise in not only intravenous vitamin therapy and hydration, but also anti-aging and cosmetic enhancements.
The drip treatement Nasri allegedly received includes vitamins C and B, amino acid lysine and zinc, all combined with "specially formulated nutrients to help combat superbugs and common viruses".
Report went viral after Nasri's account replied with sexual messages
Drip Doctors tweet about the drip came to the attention of the authorities after Nasri's own account replied to it, saying that a "complete sexual service" had also been received. The messages were later deleted and messages posted that the account had been hacked.
My account got hacked sorry about what happen earlier— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) 28 de diciembre de 2016
But by then Richard Ings, former head of the Australian Anti-Doping Agency, had seen the original Drip Doctor tweet and notified the Spanish Agency, who decided to act.
The Spanish Anti-Doping Agency was in contact with "all parties", the source said.
- Roque Mesa1007PASSES
*Update at 28 de diciembre de 2016