He received over 5,000 threats on social media
A serious racist scandal has rocked French football, and the main actor in it is the coach of the multimillion-dollar national team Paris Saint-Germain.
The 56-year-old Frenchman was accused by his former manager of openly resenting the presence of too many colored players, as well as Muslims, in his squad.
The incident took place in Nice, where Galtier coached for a year before receiving an offer from PSG, where he has coached since last July. The accusation comes from the former director of Nice – Julien Fournier, who shared about disturbing conversations and emails from Galtier.
The coach has directly told him several times that it is unacceptable for Nice’s team to be filled with people of color and Muslims, and according to Galtier, the local people did not like this either.
“He said that as he dined around the city’s elite restaurants, people were outraged by the number of people of color and Muslims on the team. Galtier shared this sentiment, and I just couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.
He told me that he found a team, in which half are black, and the other half spends half the day in the mosque, “says the former director Fournier.
The revelations led to a serious scandal, and Christophe Galtier has already received over 5,000 messages on social networks, all filled with insults and threats.
Naturally, he himself denied these words and in a message published by his lawyer announced that he was the victim of false accusations.
But the topic is yet to be unraveled, because PSG have started their own investigation into the case, and also the most serious ultras group of Parisians announced that they are closely following the topic and the French capital may turn out to be tight for Galtier if these words of his are confirmed.
All this comes at a time when Galtier’s future in Paris is not particularly certain anyway.
Despite having Messi, Mbappe and Neymar in their squad, he and PSG were once again knocked out of the Champions League quite early, and despite the looming title, it will come after a run of unconvincing results, and we know the club’s Arab owners have far more big ambitions from just winning League 1.
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