Former Paris Saint-Germain Coach Denies Allegations of Racism Against Muslims and Blacks While Coaching Nice

Former PSG Coach Christophe Galtier Denies Racism Allegations Against Muslims and Blacks

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has denied allegations of racism against Muslims and blacks while coaching Nice.

Accusations and Trial Date

Galthier was accused of discrimination against Muslims based on statements made by him and his son, and December 15 was set as his trial date in the Eglon court.

Impact on Career

Galtier left Paris Saint-Germain and was linked with a move to the Saudi youth, but negotiations were abandoned following these allegations.

Galtier said in statements carried by the French network Radio Monte Carlo: “Accusations of racism? They are completely false. We know who I am. My players spent Ramadan the way they wanted.”

Galtier’s Defense

He added: “I couldn’t agree more. People say Christophe Galtier is a racist, but I’m the opposite. I always stayed upright and standing.”
He continued: “I didn’t speak out before because there was an influx of media coverage of such sensitive topics. It’s very hard for me to bear this, especially since I think it’s unfair. I took the blame, but now I’m fighting.”

The Controversy

The 56-year-old coach has faced growing controversy since mid-April, when freelance journalist Roman Molina, then of Radio Monte Carlo Sports, published an email attributed to former Nice sporting director Julien Fournier, in which he alleged that Galtier had made discriminatory statements against trainer. part of the Nice team.

Fournier specifically mentioned these statements attributed to Galtier: “He then replied that I had to take into account the realities of the city and that in fact we could not have so many blacks and Muslims on the team… He told me about his desire to deeply change the team, also explaining that he wanted to limit the number of Muslim players as much as possible.

This letter was sent at the end of the season before last to Dave Brailsford, sporting director of the petrochemical company Ineos, Nice’s owner, condemning racist and anti-Islamic language within the building or management of the team.


Source: Agencies

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