Ahead Chelsea clash, PSG suspend Ivorian star for calling coach gay

By Nelson Dafe on February 16, 2016

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In a bizzare twist of events, French top club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have announced the suspension of defender Serge Aurier for his homophobic statements about his coach and teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ivorian international Serge Aurier in a private Periscope Q and A session broadcast by a friend alleged that his club’s coach and former French international Laurent Blanc engages in oral sex with Swedish star and club mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Asked if Laurent Blanc sucks Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penis, the right-back allegedly replies: “He takes it all.” He went ahead to refer to the former France boss as ‘une fiotte’, which is a pejorative term for a homosexual in French.

PSG moved quickly to show its disapproval of the player’s behaviour and of homophobia by suspending him indefinitely.

A statement on PSG’s website read: “This Sunday, the club have learned of a video distributed on social media in which Serge Aurier responds to questions from internet users. The video, filmed in a private context, contains certain comments which are clearly unacceptable from a Paris St Germain player, towards certain team-mates and especially towards coach Laurent Blanc.

“The club have opened disciplinary proceedings against the player, accompanied by a provisional suspension. Serge Aurier therefore will not figure in the squad to play against Chelsea on Tuesday in the Champions League.

“Paris St Germain offer their full support to coach Laurent Blanc and to the players who, quite rightly, feel offended by these comments, which are against the values of the club.”

Meanwhile, Aurier has tendered an unreserved apology for his comments. He said in a statement on PSG TV:

“I made a big mistake, I am here to say sorry to the coach, the club and my team-mates, and to the supporters because they are the most important people.

“I want to apologise especially to the coach, I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived in Paris. He wanted me and since I came here everything has gone really well. I owe him a lot and that is why I apologise sincerely to him for what was said, which I deeply regret.

“I will accept any sanction the club impose on me regarding this incident. I made a mistake, it was unforgivable and I am ready to face all the consequences.”

•Photo shows Serge Aurier.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 16, 2016

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