February 25, 2024

Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Layvin Kurzawa, and Achraf Hakimi of Paris Saint-Germain have all earned one-match suspensions for aggressive shouting.

 

The French league (LFP) disciplinary committee responded after the players were seen on camera chanting an offensive song to Marseille fans following PSG’s 4-0 win over their opponents on September 24.

 

Separately, PSG will have to close the Auteuil stand at Parc des Princes for one game due to homophobic chanting directed at Marseille players.

 

France internationals Dembele, Muani, and Kurzawa, as well as Morocco defender Hakimi, apologized for their behavior on Sunday, claiming they let themselves “get carried away with the euphoria” of the victory.

 

Dembélé, Hakimi, Kolo Muani et Kurzawa sanctionnés d'un match de suspension  avec sursis - L'Équipe
Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Layvin Kurzawa, and Achraf Hakimi

 

“We are well aware of the impact of our actions and words on the public, particularly the youngest who dream of watching a football match,” they continued.

 

“In the future, we will do everything to further respect our duty to set an example.”

 

The stand closure penalty was served as a two-game suspension, but one of those games has been suspended.

 

PSG called it “excessive,” but said there would be no appeal, adding, “The club intends to continue its work with those committed to combating discrimination to change mentalities.”

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