Paris Saint-Germain star being investigated by FIFA for "throat slit" gesture

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One Paris Saint-Germain player is currently being investigated by FIFA for recent actions towards supporters in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match which took place during the international break.

Football's governing body are set to launch a formal inquiry in relation to Serge Aurier after the Ivorian appeared to make a throat-slitting to supporters.

Ivory Coast, placed in Group C of the African qualification group stage, began their road to Russia with a 3-1 win at home to Mali, with former Arsenal winger Gervinho among the goalscorers.


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However, Aurier, who has already had a controversial year with both club and country, celebrated one of his team's goals by turning to the crowd and dragging his hand across his throat.

This was the same game in which the talented 23-year-old defender was unanimously praised for "saving the life" of Moussa Doumbia by stopping the unconscious Mali forward from swallowing his own tongue.

FIFA have confirmed that a "preliminary investigation is under way" regarding Aurier's disrespectful gesticulation, and it's the latest in a string of highly controversial incidents which the full-back has been involved in.

Aurier's controversial actions

Aurier spent a significant spell out of the PSG first-team last season through suspension and was ordered to train with the club's reserves for more than 20 days between February and March for comments he made about some big names.

In a Q&A session on social media app Periscope, the former Toulouse star used homophobic language to insult then-coach Laurent Blanc, he called teammate Angel di Maria a "clown" and he also criticised supposed favouritism to another world-class footballer in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now of Manchester United.

Last month, he was given a two-month suspended jail sentence and fined in excess of £500 for elbowing a police officer at a Parisian nightclub, but he remains free pending an appeal.

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