In October 2011, Tony Vairelles and his three brothers allegedly attacked the security staff of a nightclub near Nancy with firearms. Shortly before that, the four brothers were expelled from the house. The situation then escalated. The bouncer claims the Vairelles brothers had been drinking illegally on the dance floor. But they have always denied shooting. Three bouncers were seriously injured in the altercation. However, there was no danger to life.
Tony Vairelles has now been sentenced to five years in prison, two of which are suspended. The Nancy court also today, Monday, sentenced the three Vairelles brothers involved in the altercation to three to five years in prison, with two years suspended each. The application for dismissal due to the excessively long duration of the proceedings was rejected.
Born in Nancy, Vairelles (now 49) began his career at AS Nancy. With the RC Lens (1998) and Olympique Lyon (2003) he won the French championship once each. Between 1998 and 2000 he played eight international matches for France.