PSG-OM: the leader of the fight against discrimination “shocked” by homophobic chants at the Parc des Princes

The interministerial delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred (Dilcrah) Olivier Klein called for “sanctions” after the homophobic chants sung Sunday evening during the OM-PSG match and the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa -Castéra called on PSG to “file a complaint”. “Very shocked by the unbearable homophobic chants heard at the Parc des Princes during #PSGOM,” wrote Olivier Klein on his “X” account (ex-Twitter) the day after the meeting between PSG and OM at the Parc des Princes.

“With the DILCRAH, I will contact the PSG club and the Professional Football League (LFP) so that sanctions can be taken. We will also study the possibilities of taking legal action,” adds Olivier Klein, who took the helm in September of Dilcrah, an organization attached to Matignon. His message is accompanied by a thirty-second video in which we can hear PSG supporters singing homophobic chants against the players of the Marseille team.

“It is unthinkable to remain deaf to such songs”

The Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, also condemned these chants. “It is unthinkable to remain deaf to such hateful and homophobic chants in our stands,” she commented on “X” (formerly Twitter).

“It is urgent to eradicate them from our stadiums,” she added, specifying that the LFP commission was “now seized” and calling on PSG “to file a complaint to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice, so that they are out of the stadiums. Contacted on Monday by AFP, PSG and the LFP did not react immediately. According to an AFP journalist present at the stadium to follow the match, these chants lasted almost a quarter of an hour.

46% of French people have already witnessed homophobic or transphobic behavior in the sporting environment

According to an Ipsos survey published at the beginning of September and conducted with the LGBT+ Sports Federation, 46% of French people say they have already witnessed homophobic or transphobic behavior in the sporting environment.

Still according to this study, less than one in two French people have the feeling that “things are being done to combat LGBTphobia in sport” and more than three quarters (78%) want us to “go further” on that question.

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