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.
BREAKING: Paris Saint-Germain confirm Serge Aurier suspended, will not feature in the Champions League tie v Chelsea in a communiqué— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) February 14, 2016
PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi: “I will not let anyone embarrass the club and distract us from our goals, starting with our game v Chelsea— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) February 14, 2016
Al-Khelaifi: “I took the decision to dismiss Serge Aurier. Paris Saint-Germain is a very strong institution with which nobody can touch”— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) February 14, 2016
PSG statement: “This video, filmed in a private setting, contains clearly unacceptable comments about teammates + especially coach L Blanc”— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) February 14, 2016
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.