Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
PSG banned for fans' banner
July 30th, 2008 7:01AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  france

MOST COMMENTED

[OFF THE POST]Paris Saint-Germain has lost the right to defend its French League Cup trophy. The French soccer federation banned the team because of incidents that occurred during the club's 2-1 final victory over Lens this past spring.

During the game, PSG supporters unveiled a massive 85-foot banner that said some less than nice things about people from the northeast of France, where Lens is located.

The Parisians called their countrymen, "pedophiles, unemployed, inbreds."

PSG had asked the French National Olympic Committee to help overturn the verdict, but the French soccer federation stood by its ruling. Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettesdefended the decision.

"PSG aren't being picked on but we had to remain firm faced with something that misrepresents the sport," he said. "We think it's a suitable sanction. At the time we were accused of being lax and now we're told it's too severe."

The League Cup victory was a bright spot in a poor season for PSG. The club flirted with relegation for most of the campaign before finishing the season in 16th place.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Talking Points: 'Hatred' seeps into New York derby    
The intensity of the Hudson River Derby took on a new level, rising with the midday ...
U.S. Abroad: More bad luck for Garza    
Greg Garza, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, suffered more bad back ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders feel the heat    
The Seattle Sounders hit bottom Sunday in the oppressive Midwest heat when they fell to Sporting ...
Video Pick: Solo golazo by Andrey Arshavin    
The 35-year Russian star Andrey Arshavin, who played for Arsenal in 2009-2013, now plies his trade ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"We won the game. That's what you do in soccer games. We were on the road ...
What They're Saying: Patrick Vieira    
"The comment from Jesse during the week had a massive impact on the referees. And of ...
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya    
"Just watched that performance by Seattle vs KC. Still remember them telling me my value & ...
MLS Moves: Former U-20 star Steffen joins Crew    
Zack Steffen, who starred for the USA at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup, signed with the ...
MLS Week 20: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas remained first in the MLS Supporters' Shield race, three points ahead of the Colorado ...
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives