Things appeared to be going well for former Paris Saint-Germain forward Jérémy Ménez. After a little more than a year with Club América in Liga MX, the 32-year-old made his triumphant return to Paris—Paris FC of Ligue 2 that is according to the club’s official website.
The Frenchman has always been sort of a cult hero to PSG fans, especially for PSG Talk contributor @PSGTourist. During his three years in the French capital, Ménez scored 19 goals and recorded 37 assists in 110 appearances for Les Parisiens per Transfermarkt.
Ménez bounced around a bit after leaving PSG. He landed at Girondins de Bordeaux for the 2016-17 season where he famously had part of his ear ripped off during a match against FC Lorient as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Longjumeau native eventually ended up across the pond in January of 2018 where he played for América and that’s where the current controversy involving Ménez begins.
Just days after Paris FC announced Ménez as their newest signing, Revista TVNotas released a grainy video that allegedly shows the former PSG man partying a bit too hard with a woman and several men. It’s unclear if there’s any illegal activity going on and the date of the video wasn’t provided, so there are questions that remain but people are coming to their own conclusions about what is shown in the video. Regardless, it’s not a good look for Ménez who just joined a new team.
On Monday, Ménez took to Instagram to respond to his critics:
“This video was shot five months ago in Mexico, on vacation,” Ménez said. “I have never used drugs, regular anti-doping controls can attest to this.” He goes on to address the girl shown on his lap. “The girl presented on the video is in no way an escort.” The full response is shown below:
Ménez remains a Paris FC player and debuted for the club in winning fashion against Troyes AC on October 4 per Le Parisien. This story will likely go away after these comments from Ménez but if any more videos are posted we’ll be sure to have an update on PSGTalk.com.
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