Four Paris Saint-Germain players on Thursday, October 5, were suspended for offensive chants aimed at rivals Marseille after a Ligue 1 game. As a result of this, PSG will also have to close the Auteuil stand in their Parc des Princes home for one game after supporters aimed homophobic chants at Marseille players.
Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa were given the suspended bans after being caught singing an abusive song towards Marseille fans, the President of the French league (LFP) disciplinary committee told PSG. The Four PSG Players later apologized on Sunday, saying they let themselves “get carried away with the euphoria” of the 4-0 win on September 24.
“We are well aware of the impact of our actions and our words on the public, notably the youngest who dream of watching a football match,” they said. “In the future, we will do everything to further respect our duty to set an example.”