Paris Saint-Germain’s training ahead of the Chelsea tie in the Champions League was thrown in jeopardy after Serge Aurier allegedly unleashed homophobic jibes at coach Laurent Blanc and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Round of 16 is scheduled on Tuesday.
PSG banned defender Aurier after the incident for an indefinite period and was asked not to attend the training sessions. The 23-year-old appeared to have tagged the coach as “une fiotte,” an offensive term for homosexual. He also appeared to suggest that the coach engaged in sexual activities with Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a question-and-answer session with fans in Periscope, according to the Express.
Aurier didn’t stop there; he also went on to unleash venom at Gregory Van der Wiel, calling him “wetter than wet” and goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigui, saying he is “useless.”
But the defender later apologized for the misdeed. “I have made a big mistake. I am here to apologise to the coach, my team-mates, the club and the fans.”
Champions of French League for the past three years, the PSG is leading the table this season by a massive 25 points, reports IBT.
Veteran defender John Terry’s fitness is the key concern for Chelsea. The 35-year-old Terry sustained a hamstring injury during the Blues’ 5-1 win over New Castle United on Saturday.