PSG coach Galtier in police custody over racism allegations

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier and his son have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of racism at one of his former clubs, Nice prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme told The Associated Press.

Bonhomme said Galtier and his son John Valovic-Galtier were taken into custody for questioning on Friday morning.

Galtier, who is on his way out of PSG but is still under contract, has denied allegations that he made racist and anti-Muslim remarks while managing French club Nice when the scandal erupted earlier this year.

RMC Sport and other French media published reports with quotes a leaked email from former Nice football director Julien Fournier to club owners, in which he accused Galtier of having too many black and Muslim players in the squad.

In a statement released by his lawyer to French media, Galtier said he was “stunned to learn of the insulting and defamatory report” and said he would pursue unspecified legal action.

Emma Bowman

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