Paris Saint Germain have suspended right back Serge Aurier for allegedly directing homophobic slurs to his manager Laurent Blanc and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and also cussing out his team-mates on social media video uploaded to Persicope.
The 23-year-old took part in Q&A session on Periscope with supporters where he aimed insults at his manager Laurent Blanc, forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and full back Gregory Van der Wiel
The Ivorian international was asked if Blanc performed oral sex on Ibrahimovic by a supporter to which he replied: “He takes everything”, going on to describe his manager as “une fiotte” meaning faggot in English.
Aurier then continue to describe fellow team-mate Van der Wiel as ‘wetter than wet’ and when asked if he prefers German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to the Italian Salvatore Sirigiu, the defender claimed Trapp is the better option, calling Sirigu a “guez” which translates to “useless” or “finished”.
Confirming the ban on Sunday evening, a PSG spokesman said: “The club has decided to open disciplinary proceedings accompanied by a suspension. Serge Aurier will therefore not feature as part of the squad to take on Chelsea, this Tuesday, in the Champions League.
“This video, filmed in private, evidently contains unacceptable remarks coming from a PSG player towards his team-mates and especially towards the manager Laurent Blanc.”
Speaking to RMC Sport the defender said: “It is a big disappointment and a gross error of judgement on my part to have put the club into this situation on the eve of such an important game.
“I have to apologise to the coach. I have to say it to him especially after all that he has done for me since I arrived here at PSG.
“I am sorry also to my team-mates and everyone involved with the club, particularly the fans. It is something which should not happen at an important time in the season.
“Of course I accept the sanctions. They are totally justified. I have been stupid and done something totally inexcusable and as a result, I accept all sanctions coming my way.”
It is not the first time Aurier has found himself in trouble because of comments on social media.
He was banned for three games by Uefa after last season’s Champions League game against Chelsea following a video posted on Facebook in which he labelled the referee Bjorn Kuipers a “dirty son of a bitch” over the sending-off of his team-mate Ibrahimovic.