French giants and defending champions of Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain could be subjected to a reckless gesture after quartet of Dembele, Kolo Muani, Hakimi and Kurzawa had reportedly been involved with fans in homophobic slurs after their 4-0 mauling of Marseille. These four star players could be summoned owing to their lack of humanity, as they stare at an ominous ban.
PSG players involved in homophobic slurs
French Ligue 1 giants PSG has been one of the consistent teams this season. They have been reigning at the domestic circuit, and currently stand in third place in the table. They have been placed in Group of Death, in Champions League, as it comprises German heavyweights Dortmund, Premier League giants Newcastle United and Italian lions AC Milan. In their last domestic game, they have defeated the dangerous Marseille comfortably with a 4-0 score, but their victory celebrations might have been tainted owing to some anti-social issues.
It was reportedly heard that the illustrious quartet of Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa was involved in homophobic chants with the fans. The match was accompanied by PSG fans using abusive slurs at Marseille fans, for a prolonged period in the second half. After the game, the chant was aired and these four players celebrated in front of Virage Auteuil Stand, which houses the PSG ultras. As a result of this, these four players have been summoned and will face a hearing on October 5, and if their participation gets proved, they might be facing a suspension.
“Insulting and rude”
Confirming the investigation and summon of these PSG quartet, LFP president Sebastien Deneux has mentioned, “The commission was contacted by reports from officials, in this case the delegates, who report songs of a homophobic nature and comments from certain players which can be described as insulting and rude. On this basis, we decided to summon the four players concerned and the club for the next session, on October 5.”
The Ligue 1 giants have further mentioned their concern, expressing their solidarity against any sort of criticism and chants as they have released in their official statement, which said, “Paris Saint-Germain condemns all forms of discrimination and wishes to point out that they have no place either in stadiums or in society. The club will meet all of its partners on this essential subject in the coming days. Paris Saint-Germain has been working for many years with leading associations in the fight against all forms of discrimination, such as SOS Homophobie, which carries out prevention work in academy and pre-academy centers, Sportitude, SOS Racisme and Licra, which works with the club and its supporters.”
PSG further mentioned, “The club intends to further strengthen its prevention work in the fight against homophobia and will be meeting all its partners in the next few days on this essential subject.”
PSG is up against Newcastle United in their Champions League fixture, as they travel to St. James Park, next Wednesday. Kylian Mbappe, their star performer has faced a minor injury, but gaffer Luis Enrique has mentioned, “It’s nothing serious, we think he’ll be available soon.”