There is a lot of noise inside and outside Lee Kang-in’s team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This is because four PSG players were suspended for one game for singing an insulting song after winning.
Britain’s public broadcaster BBC reported on the 6th (Korean time) that “PSG’s Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Lavin Qurzawa and Ashraf Hakimi were all banned from playing one game.”
The BBC said, “A video of the four players singing a song containing insulting lyrics to Marseille fans went viral after the win against Marseille in the 6th round of the French Ligue 1 on the 25th,” and “they were disciplined by the French Ligue 1 Secretariat (LFP).” did.
Soccer media outlet ‘Goal.com’ revealed some of the lyrics of the song sung by PSG players.
Marseille, fuck your mother” was a shocking song lyric. In the video, only the four players mentioned above sang and danced excitedly, while the rest remained silent.
PSG fans also came under criticism.
PSG fans sang a song with homophobic lyrics to Marseille players during the 2023/24 French Ligue 1 6th round match against Marseille. The BBC reported, “PSG was punished by having to close its (home stadium) Parc des Princes’s stands for two games.”
Along with the Boulogne Stand, the Onyui Stand is a cheering area mainly occupied by PSG hard-core fans. The stand is located behind each goal in the stadium.
Dembele, Muani, Qurzawa and Hakimi apologized on the 2nd, saying, “I made a mistake while intoxicated with the feeling of victory.” 카지노사이트
He added, “We are well aware of the impact our words and actions have on the public. We also know that this has an especially strong impact on young fans who dream of watching soccer games.”
He also said, “We will carry out our mission of setting an example well.”
PSG said, “We believe it is an excessive punishment, but we will not appeal,” and said, “We will continue to make attempts to stop discrimination and hatred and change the mental state of (the players).”
In particular, it attracts attention because this is not the first time that Dembele has caused controversy for this reason.
In 2019, when Barcelona was playing a friendly match in Japan, a video of Dembele, who was playing for Barcelona at the time, making racist remarks with Antoine Griezmann in a hotel room in Japan was released belatedly in 2021.
According to the circumstances at the time, Griezmann and Dembele were calling a local Japanese person to have their TV repaired in order to play a soccer video game.
After hearing the repairman’s Japanese, Dembele made comments that seemed to hate the Japanese, saying, “What is that language that seems to have been rewinded?” and “Is it true that your country is technologically advanced?”
Additionally, Griezmann, along with Barcelona defenders Samuel Umtiti and Dembele at the time, caused controversy after being accused of making a remark called “Ching Chong” (a racist term mocking the pronunciation of Asians) while taking a shower in ice water.
Dembele has been suffering from a goal drought since moving from Barcelona to PSG last summer. He has not scored once and has 0 goals for PSG.
In addition, PSG suffered the humiliation of a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle United in the second match of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage on the 5th.
It was the sacrifice of Newcastle’s first ever Champions League victory. According to ‘Footmob’, a platform specializing in soccer statistics, Ousmane Dembele contributed to the team’s defeat by performing well in the game, receiving a rating of 6.3 points.
Of the three shots he attempted, only one was effective, but even that was blocked by Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope.
PSG is currently ranked 5th in the league with 3 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss out of 7 games.
PSG’s position as the absolute top tier of Ligue 1 is very shaken. In addition, in the Champions League, they lost a point to Newcastle, causing a setback in advancing to the round of 16.
Therefore, there is an analysis that PSG is in the difficult position of having to produce game results while calming the internal controversy within the team.