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Paris Saint-Germain boss mocks attractive female journalist with sexist remarks

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has landed himself in hot water after he seemingly made a string of sexist comments towards a female Swedish journalist.

The former French international was taking part in a press conference when Swedish journalist Johanna Franden, from the newspaper Aftonbladet, put forward her question.

However after asking Blanc, a former defender with Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan, about his tactics and a switch from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3, the response she received was less than savoury.

The exchange reportedly went as follows:

Franden: You started the season playing 4-4-2 but switched to 4-3-3 after a couple of matches…

Blanc: I mean, women talking football tactics, it’s so beautiful … I think it’s fantastic! You know what 4-3-3 means, don’t you?

Franden: Yes, it’s my job.

Blanc: I mean, there’s a lot of ways of playing. Haha, I’m just joking…

The PSG manager's answers prompted a backlash on social media sites, with one person tweeting: "So you can now add sexism to the mix when ripping on racial quota fan Laurent Blanc. Real classy, Larry."

Journalist Phillip O'Connor added: Absolutely staggered that @juanitafranden didn't smack #PSG coach Laurent Blanc for his sexist attitude when she interviewed him.

PSG currently sit on top of Ligue 1, two points ahead of big-spending Monaco following Blanc's appointment at the Parc des Prince over the summer.

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