PSG’s Dembele, Kolo Muani, Hakimi and Kurzawa summoned by LFP over allegations of offensive chanting vs Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain and four of their players, Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa, have been summoned by the LFP, the body who oversee French professional football, over allegations of offensive chanting during their victory against Marseille on Sunday.

Dembele, Kolo Muani, Hakimi and Kurzawa are alleged to have joined in with offensive chants after the 4-0 win at the Parc des Princes. The players went over to the Virage Auteuil stand, where the club’s ultras are based, after the win to celebrate the result.

PSG are also facing separate sanctions for alleged homophobic chants directed at Marseille by home supporters during the game.

Chants were heard from a section of the home fans. The LFP later confirmed that their disciplinary committee would look into all that happened at the match.

The hearing with the LFP will take place on October 5.

They said on Wednesday: “Following reports from the match delegate and given the nature of the comments made by certain Paris Saint-Germain supporters and players, the disciplinary committee has decided to summon Paris Saint-Germain, as well as players Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, Randal Kolo Muani and Layvin Kurzawa to the next meeting of the disciplinary committee, which will take place on Thursday 5 October.”

French sports minister Amelie Oudea Castera had called on the Ligue 1 champions to identify the perpetrators.

She said: “These chants spoiled the party at the Parc. They must be eradicated from our stadiums as a matter of urgency.

“I invite PSG to lodge a complaint to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice so that they can be removed from the stadiums.”

PSG released a statement on Monday condemning “all forms of discrimination, particularly homophobia”.

It read: “Paris Saint-Germain condemns all forms of discrimination, particularly homophobia, and would like to reiterate that it has no place in stadiums nor in society.

“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 centres, Sportitude, SOS Racisme and Licra, which works with the club and its supporters.

“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 are next in action on Saturday, away to Clermont Foot.


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