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PSG Players Suspended for Homophobic Chants

 PSG Players Suspended for Homophobic Chants

PSG Players Suspended for Homophobic Chants
Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, Randal Kolo Muani, Lucas Hernandez, Goncalo Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, (front row from left to right) Manuel Ugarte, Achraf Hakimi, Ousmane Dembele, Warren Zaire-Emery and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain line up for team photos ahead of the UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United FC and Paris Saint-Germain at St. James Park on October 4, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England(Image-Getty) 

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) players Randal Kolo Muani, Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, and Layvin Kurzawa have each received one-match suspensions following their involvement in homophobic chants during a recent Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille at the Parc des Princes. The disciplinary action was announced by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) on Thursday.

The incident occurred last month when PSG supporters were heard engaging in homophobic chants directed at Marseille, with reports suggesting that PSG players were also participating in these chants. Consequently, the LFP has imposed suspensions on the mentioned players, effective from October 10th.

In addition to the individual suspensions, the LFP has made the decision to close the Auteuil stand at the Parc des Princes for two matches, one of which is suspended. PSG expressed its regret regarding the disciplinary measures, characterizing them as excessive and collective. The club emphasized its commitment to dialogue and prevention initiatives with various associations, institutions, and fans, and notably, PSG stated that they will not be appealing the decision.

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