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PSG suspend Ivory Coast star Aurier after Blanc social media jibe

PSG suspend Ivory Coast star Aurier after Blanc social media jibe

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PSG have confirmed the indefinite suspension of Ivory Coast international and Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier.

This comes after Aurier,23, insulted manager Laurent Blanc and many of his team-mates in a live video.

Recorded with a friend via Periscope on Saturday night, he described Blanc as a “faggot”.

I want to apologise to the coach & fans. I very much regret and accept all sanctions.

The incident comes ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg tie against Chelsea.

Aurier did not turn up for training on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, Serge Aurier has rendered an apology to the playing body.

“I want to apologise to the coach and fans of the club. I very much regret and accept all sanctions,” he told beIN Sports

The Ivorian will not be in the squad to face Chelsea in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

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