Ivory Coast defender who plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain is getting a huge applause and praise from the fans and media for saving the life of a Mali based player Moussa Doumbia on Saturday during the match.
Malian forward Doumbia fell unconscious during the challenge and collusion with Sunderland defender Kone, Auriur rushed towards the player and saved his life after preventing the unconscious player to swallow his tongue.
Mali’s manager Alain Giresse met to the Ivory Coast player after the match and thanked him for his sportsman spirit and virtue and called it a superb reaction. Ivory Coast won their World cup qualifying match by the three goals to one.
“All the players realized that Doumbia was choking and was about to swallow his tongue,” Giresse told.
“That’s when Aurier, with one of our players, quickly put him on his side and pulled out his tongue, because he was about to lose his life.”
Ivorian has been revolved around many controversies in the recent months.
In September, he was put in the prison for two months for hiting a police man with his albow but later was freed on the appeal.
And in February, he was also accused after appearing to use homophobic language to insult then-coach Laurent Blanc.