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BREAKING : Benzema Charged in Sex-Tape Blackmail Scandal

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Karim Benzema has been charged and is awaiting a trial.

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As per Agence France-Presse, Karim Benzema has been charged with complicity in the blackmail case involving Mathieu Valbuena. He has been taken into police custody and the French striker is currently awaiting trial. A potential sentence of up to 7 years is perfectly possible for Benzema if he is found guilty, though such a proposition remains highly unlikely. This is another serious turn of events in this embarrassing situation for Real Madrid, and Florentino Perez cannot be happy with the situation right now. Having previously justified his selling of Mesut Ozil by claiming the German partied too much in his free time, one can only wonder what our president will think of doing with Benzema now.

However Madridistas can still have hope Benzema's lawyer has proclaimed Benzema's innocence.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I hope this mess is soon resolved so that all of us can turn our attention back to football.