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BREAKING: Four PSG players suspended after singing homophobic chants

BREAKING: Four PSG players suspended after singing homophobic chants

Four players have been handed suspensions.

Four Paris Saint-Germain players have been handed a one-match ban for their involvement in homophobic chants, the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirmed on Thursday.

During last month's Ligue 1 clash against Marseille at the Parc des Princes, PSG fans could be heard celebrating with anti-gay chants directed at Marseille.

French news outlet L'Equipe claimed that PSG players were also involved in the homophobic chanting.

The report adds that the LFP have since handed out one-match suspensions which will come into effect on October 10. While they have decided to close the Auteuil stand at the Parc des Princes for two matches.

Randal Kolo Muani, Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa have been named as the four players who have been handed suspensions.

PSG have subsequently released a statement which reads: "The club regrets that the Disciplinary Commission has opted for an excessive and collective measure, likely to undermine the work of dialogue and prevention undertaken by the Club with associations, institutions and fans."

The players are also said to have apologised, claiming they got "carried away by the euphoria" of the victory.

"We're well aware of the impact of our gestures and words on the public, especially the younger ones who dream of watching a soccer match," they wrote in social media posts.

"We sincerely regret the words we should not have spoken and wish to apologise. In the future, we will do our utmost to be even more exemplary."

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Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Ligue 1, Achraf Hakimi