Samir Nasri has received a six-month ban after visiting Drip Doctors in Los Angeles back on Boxing Day 2016.
Nasri has been slapped with a six-month ban after violating the World Anti-Doping Code and Uefa’s anti-doping regulations.
The 30-year-old can appeal the ban, but it’s unclear whether he actually will at this point.
“The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has rendered its decision following disciplinary proceedings opened on 6 March 2017 against the player Samir Nasri for violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations,” Uefa confirmed, reports L’Equipe.
“The player Samir Nasri has been found guilty for using a prohibited method in accordance with sub-section M2, par. 2 of the WADA Prohibited List.
“In this context, the CEDB has decided to suspend Samir Nasri for six (6) months for violation of the World Anti-doping Code and the UEFA Anti-doping Regulations.
“This decision was taken on 22 February and is open to appeal.”
The reason Nasri’s little visit from Drip Doctors almost two years ago is being taken so seriously by Uefa is because the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibit this treatment in quantities of more than 50 millilitres per six-hour period.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the ex-Arsenal winger’s appeal against the investigation in January, which allowed Uefa to continue looking into the case.
Samir Nasri hasn't looked himself tonight. Might need another trip to the Drip Doctors. pic.twitter.com/Dlccev6fkV
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 14, 2017
According to the Guardian, Nasri received 500 millilitres of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient components on December 26, 2016, while on holiday.
Nasri apparently invited Drip Doctors’ co-founder Jamila Sozahdah to his hotel room in L.A. because he was feeling ill and vomiting.
This six-month ban is more bad news for Nasri, who was released by Turkish side Antalyaspor in January.
The winger had only made eight starts during his half-a-season at the club and presumably both decided it would be best to part ways.
Therefore, the 30-year-old finds himself without a club and has to wait at least six months before he can play football again.