Christophe Galtier Arrested For Alleged Racist Comments
Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier is under investigation for alleged racist comments made while he was manager of Nice.
According to a report by the French newspaper L’Equipe, Galtier sent an email to Nice’s sporting director in 2021 complaining about his squad. In the email, he allegedly said that the team was a “team of scum” and that there were “only blacks” in the squad. He also allegedly said that “half the team goes to the mosque on Friday” and that “there cannot be so many blacks and Muslims” in the team.
Galtier has denied the allegations, but he has been placed under investigation by the French Football Federation. The investigation is ongoing.
The allegations against Galtier come at a time when France is facing a wave of protests over racism and police brutality. In recent weeks, there have been riots in several cities across the country following the death of a Black teenager, Adama Traoré, in police custody.
The UN has urged France to address the “deep problems of racism and racial discrimination” in its police force. The allegations against Galtier have added to the pressure on the French government to take action.
Galtier is a former professional footballer who played as a defender. He began his managerial career in 2008 and has since managed several clubs in France, including Saint-Étienne, Lille, and Nice. He was appointed manager of PSG in July 2022.
If Galtier is found guilty of making racist comments, he could face a ban from football. He could also be fined or even imprisoned.