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“I do not accept that anyone can say that I am racist”, Christophe Galtier breaks the silence

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Tried next December for moral harassment, the former Paris Saint-Germain coach defended himself on Canal+.

«I do not accept that we can say that Christophe Galtier is a racist.», defended himself on Sunday Canal+ The former PSG coach, who will be tried in December on charges of moral harassment and discriminatory comments when he coached Nice. “It’s false, tremendously false, football people know me.», expressed Christophe Galtier in his first interview since his expulsion from Paris SG at the beginning of July.

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«They do not accuse me of racism, the prosecutor sends me to court for two crimes, the first for moral harassment of certain players, the second for discrimination against certain players, it is totally different», continued the coach.

Tested on December 15 in Nice.

How to explain? “I know, but I’m going to explain it in December, that’s for sure.», answered Galtier. “YesDuring Ramadan, as a coach I only have one obsession: the health of the players, the performance of my team“, He explained. “My players handled Ramadan as they wanted and everyone played».

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He will be tried on December 15 before the Nice Criminal Court for crimes punishable by three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.

The Marseille native also returned to the sandboating controversy, when he ironically responded to a question about PSG’s plane trips: “It was humor that we can do among ourselves, not in public.».

Since leaving Paris SG, he has not yet found a club

The former Saint-Étienne, Lille and Nice coach failed to convince in Paris and left after just one season, as the Ligue 1 title was not enough to mask the failures in the Coupe de France and, especially, in the Champions League.

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At PSG “I worked with a very good group, the complete opposite of what the media did.“He recalled, saying to himself, “proud of one thing, having participated in this historic eleventh title».

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