PSG coach Christophe Galtier, criticized for having joked about his team’s mode of travel by claiming to use the ” yachting “made his mea culpa on Tuesday, September 6, saying he regretted “a joke in bad taste”. Listen to his full statement given at the post-match press conference following Paris-Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win over Juventus Turin in the Champions League.
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“Even if I love to make humor […] the first thing I’m going to tell you is that here, at PSG, we are not above ground, that the club as a whole – the players, the staff, everyone – is obviously very careful about the problem climate »added the technician.
Mbappé’s laughter, Galtier’s “sand yacht”… How the private jet controversy took on a national dimension
The controversy arose when Kylian Mbappé was seized with unwelcome laughter on Monday at the Parc des Princes in front of a journalist asking a question about PSG’s plane trip to Nantes on Saturday, a short destination for which less polluting alternatives, such as the train, exist.
His trainer Christophe Galtier responded with a squeaky ironic pirouette (“move by sand yacht”) which sparked a political outcry.
As for Mbappé, asked what he thought of private jets, he replied: “I don’t think anything. » The striker didn’t seem to be bothered by the controversy, scoring a brace in the 2-1 win over Juventus.
PSG and sand yachting: the tsunami of the blagounette
“The reaction of Christophe Galtier and Kylian Mbappé shows how far they are from the issues of global warming”notably criticized on Cnews the Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher.