Serge Aurier has been suspended indefinitely by his club Paris Saint-Germain after he insulted his manager and teammates on a video.
The right-back was using Periscope, a live social media video, and was answering questions with fans on Sunday when he aimed digs at Laurent Blanc, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Salvatore Sirigu and Gregory Van der Wiel.
One asked him if his manager engages in oral sexual activity with Ibrahimovic and Aurier answered: “he takes everything.”
He also went on to describe the French manager as ‘one fiotte’ which translates to English as 'a faggot'.
But the Ivorian didn’t stop there.
The 23-year-old called teammate Van der Wiel “wetter than water,” while also having advice for Blanc, saying that goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is better than current number one Sirigu, calling the preferred stopper “guez,” which means useless or finished.
Out of the Chelsea match
On Sunday evening, a PSG spokesman said: “The club has decided to open disciplinary proceedings accompanied by a suspension. Serge Aurier will therefore not feature as part of the squad to take on Chelsea, this Tuesday, in the Champions League.
“This video, filmed in private, evidently contains unacceptable remarks coming from a PSG player towards his team-mates and especially towards the manager Laurent Blanc.”
Watch the Periscope video here (In french):
Aurier responded to that suspension and recognised that his behaviour was totally unacceptable.
“It is a big disappointment and a gross error of judgement on my part to have put the club into this situation on the eve of such an important game,” he told RMC Sport.
“I have to apologise to the coach. I have to say it to him especially after all that he has done for me since I arrived here at PSG.
“I am sorry also to my team-mates and everyone involved with the club, particularly the fans. It is something which should not happen at an important time in the season.
“Of course I accept the sanctions. They are totally justified. I have been stupid and done something totally inexcusable and as a result, I accept all sanctions coming my way.”
It’s not the first time that Aurier has found himself in trouble after controversial social media comments.
Last year, after PSG’s Champions League clash with Chelsea, Aurier called referee Bjorn Kuipers a “dirty son of a b***h” in a video after he sent Ibrahimovic off.
Despite the French side being down to ten men for the majority of the match, they managed a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge which saw them progress to the quarter-finals.
Aurier later apologised, saying: “I beg the pardon of Mr Kuipers, his assistants and all match officials for my reaction after the match at Chelsea.
"My team-mates and myself are working to reinforce the image of Paris and France in European football.
"This negative image is obviously not what we want to send out.”
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