Serge Aurier is to be suspended by Paris Saint-Germain after a video surfaced of the defender ...
Serge Aurier is to be suspended by Paris Saint-Germain after a video surfaced of the defender in which he appeared to insult both his manager Laurent Blanc and team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to BleacherReport.
As noted by Bleacher Report’s French football correspondent Jonathan Johnson, L’Equipe is reporting the Ivory Coast international will be left out of next week’s clash with Chelsea in the Champions League after the clip surfaced.
BT Sport’s French football expert Julien Laurens provided details of what the right-back is alleged to have said about Blanc and Ibrahimovic. *Warning, expletive language used*: He posted the video via Periscope
Laurens confirmed the 23-year-old Ivorian defender is set to be sanctioned by the club:
Aurier later apologised for his comments, saying, via Laurens: "I have made a big mistake. I am here to apologise to the coach, my teammates, the club and the fans."
Serge Aurier has been left out of the PSG first team squad until further notice. He was asked by the club not to come to training today.— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) February 14, 2016
Serge Aurier insulted Laurent Blanc last night in a Periscope vidéo, calling him "a faggot". Also said Blanc s*cks Ibra & "takes everything"— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) February 14, 2016
Aurier also called his comments "unforgivable" and that he will accept his punishment, per Laurens.
PSG have since issued a statement to confirm they have provisionally suspended the former Toulouse defender and will not include him in the squad to face Guus Hiddink's side in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
Here is a look at the video clip in question, in which Aurier allegedly answers questions on Periscope in French. *Warning, expletive language used*: