PSG head coach Christophe Galtier and his son taken into police custody

As reported by Le ParisienPSG coach Christophe Galtier and his son John Valovic have been taken into police custody in Nice this morning.

Both men are being questioned by authorities in relation to allegations of alleged discrimination and racist remarks dating back to 2021, which surfaced in April, allegedly through former Nice sporting director Julien Fournier. Galtier has previously denied the accusations with the “most vehemence” and launched legal action for defamation.

According to a Paris newspaper, the allegations emerged after emails emerged detailing a conversation between Galtier and Fournier in which the racial and religious makeup of the Nice team was discussed.

Fournier, who has a long-running feud with Galtier that contributed to both men leaving Nice last year, has denied being the source of the original leak and was also questioned over the case in May. Both former Nice coach Didier Digard and club president Jean-Pierre Rivère have also spoken to investigators over the allegations.

Galtier is expected to be sacked by PSG as coach and replaced by Luis Enrique in the coming days.

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