The case Gana Gueye swells and embarrasses more and more the PSG. Between the player and the club, positions are moving away.
This is a new episode that PSG could have done without, as they are due to receive their French championship trophy next Saturday. The atmosphere is already gloomy at the Parc des Princes and at the club since the staggering elimination in the Champions League last March, the Hamraoui affair has also caused a lot of tension and now the “Gueye affair” is taking place since this weekend.
Last season already, the African champion had not participated in this day of championship dedicated to the fight against homophobia, just like Abdou Diallo, recalls L’Equipe. Officially, the midfielder was sick with gastroenteritis, but this season, at the time of facing Montpellier, and while he had made the trip to the Hérault, he refused to be on the game sheet when he discovered the rainbow colors on the shirt flocking.
PSG refused to cover Gueye
This time, PSG did not cover him, citing “personal reasons”, while Pochettino had immediately clarified after the 4-0 win against MHSC that Gueye “was not injured”. This communication goes rather badly on the side of the Senegalese, says L’Equipe this Tuesday. He blames his club for not having covered more, as he had not tasted either the video where he involuntarily hurts Mbappé in training a few hours before the return match against Real Madrid.
It is therefore the entourage of the player who spoke in the columns of Le Parisien to try to deflate the controversy. “All those who know him know that Idrissa is not homophobic. But rather someone who is open to others.” While the former presidential candidate and current president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse (Les Républicains), has called for sanctions, she who marched alongside the Manif pour Tous in 2012/2013, the PSG finds itself in an embarrassing position.
The institution again weakened
The club of the capital has put its legal department on alert just in case, while it has just renewed its partnership with three associations fighting against discrimination (Sportitude, Licra and SOS Racism). It is above all his authority that is once again challenged in this affair, because he cannot remain idle, at the risk of seeing the institution weakened again. This could also be the end of the story with Gueye, whose contract ends in a year.