French prosecutors open probe into PSG ‘racial profiling’

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates with team mates after he scored during the French L1 football match AS Monaco versus Paris Saint Germain on November 11, 2018 at Louis II stadium in Monaco. (Photo by YANN COATSALIOU / AFP)

French prosecutors have opened a probe into claims Paris Saint-Germain subjected recruits to the club to racial profiling, breaking anti-discrimination laws. The alleged practice was first revealed by investigative website Mediapart. The club has already conducted an internal investigation and found “no proven case of discrimination”. Mediapart, citing information from Football Leaks documents, said that between 2013 and this year, PSG’s scouting department filled in recruitment forms on potential youth signings that included a section on ethnicity. The section offered four options: French, West Indian, North African, African. Documenting information on racial or ethnic origins is illegal in France.


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