PSG: UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings after Nasser Al-Khelaïfi’s violent clash in the referees’ locker room

After the elimination of PSG against Real Madrid (3-1) in the Champions League, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of the Parisian club, would have had a heated clash with the referees. UEFA decided to open disciplinary proceedings on Thursday.

Disappointment gave way to anger. A few minutes after the terrible disaster at Santiago-Bernabeu, the manager, accompanied by sporting director Leonardo, would have become very angry. According to Spanish media, he tried to go to the referees’ locker room to complain.

In question, among other things, the decision on the first goal of Karim Benzema (61st). The Parisians see it as a fault by the French striker on goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

And according to Onda Cero radio, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi threatened one of the Real Madrid employees who was filming the scene. “I’m going to kill you!” One of the Parisian decision-makers would have said.

What penalties?

“The president and the technical director of PSG behaved aggressively and tried to enter the referees’ locker room, the media said. When the referee asked them to leave, they blocked the door, and the president deliberately kicked the flag of one of the assistants.

A report written by the refereeing body would mention aggressive behavior by Parisian leaders. UEFA would have asked to see the filmed images.

“The club totally refutes the blows and insults that the Madrid press evokes, for his part indicated Bruno Salomon, journalist for France Bleu Paris on Twitter. It seems so the two leaders have asked to see the referee. A cameraman from Real TV kept following them and filming their actions and gestures, they asked him curtly to stop and it created a movement in front of the referee’s locker room door.

According to L’Equipe, UEFA, shocked, opened a disciplinary case “against Nasser al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo and more generally against the Parisian club.”

What consequences will this disciplinary case have? There could be financial or even sporting sanctions for PSG. Unless only Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo are sanctioned. Currently a member of the UEFA executive committee and president of the European club association (ECA), the Parisian president could lose his positions.

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