A couple of Paris Saint-Germain players find themselves in hot water. After the 4-0 win over Olympique de Marseille on Sunday, certain PSG players took advantage of the party, with the supporters dropping homophobic insults at their opponent.
Since then, there has been an uproar. Olivier Klein, interministerial delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-LGBT hatred (DILCRAH), even took legal action with the agreement of the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra and the Minister of Equality, Bérangère Couillard, to sanction those involved.
The disciplinary committee will meet on October 5 to hear from Ousmane Dembélé, Randal Kolo Muani, Layvin Kurzawa, and Achraf Hakimi before taking action. The club is also under investigation for its fans’ behavior.
“Seized by the reports of the match delegate and taking into account the nature of the comments of certain Paris Saint-Germain supporters and certain of its players, the Disciplinary Commission decides to summon Paris Saint-Germain,” the press release said (h/t Foot Mercato).
Any discipline the players face will likely affect their ability to play in domestic competitions. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see whether UEFA will honor any suspensions should they overlap with Champions League competitions.