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PSG condemns sexist banner targeting Shakira



Supporters of the capital’s club have associated the famous singer, companion of Catalan defender Piqué, with a high place of prostitution on the other side of the Pyrenees.

Sunday in Paris in front of the Parc des Princes, supporters have, to raise the temperature before the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League PSG-Barcelona this Wednesday, brandished banners (“Paris city of light, let our colors shine”, ” Europe on its knees, all of Paris standing ”, or even“ Barcelona no bienvenido ”) and lit smoke. Provocations aggravated by a slippage.

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“Ridiculous” and “totally out of place”

One of the banners (“Shakira in La Jonquera”) caused a stir in Spain. The sexist banner targeted Gerard Piqué’s companion and associated her with the Catalan city, known to be a hotbed of prostitution. The Catalan press was moved on Monday. Mundo Deportivo denounced a “macho banner”. This Tuesday, the Paris SG, according to Le Parisien, “strongly and unambiguously condemns” this kind of messages deemed “ridiculous” and “totally out of place”, according to comments from the club’s communication department reported by the daily. In another banner deployed last September, Parisian supporters had mentioned another player companion, that of Dimitri Payet, to respond to the chamber of the Marseillais after the Parisian defeat in the Champions League final. “Dimitri, the only thing you raised is Ludivine,” the supporters wrote.

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