The definitive rule for preventing a scandal in the age of the internet is simple, you really shouldn’t record your moments of stupidity privately. I’m pretty sure you can be stupid without a camera rolling or a an audio recorder on hand.
PSG and Ivory Coast right back, Serge Aurier, is learning all these lessons and more the very hard way. A video recently surfaced on the internet where Aurier made several disparaging comments about his club’s coach, Laurent Blanc and some other of his teammates.
He made the comments during a live question and answer session on Periscope on Saturday night.
In the video, Aurier refers to Blanc as “une fiotte”, a derogative term used to refer to homosexuals. The club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, said: “I have taken the decision to suspend Serge Aurier. Paris St Germain is a very strong institution and nobody can affect that. I will not allow anyone to cause difficulty for the club or distract us from our aims, beginning with our meeting with Chelsea.”
He was also alleged to have insulted his teammates, Zlatan Ibrahimovich,Salvatore Sirigu, defender Gregory van der Wiel and striker Edinson Cavani. Serge Aurier has issued an apology to the club even as disciplinary procedures have begun against him.
“I made a big mistake, I am here to say sorry to the coach, the club and my team-mates, and to the supporters because they are the most important people,” he said.
Serge Aurier has landed in trouble over his comments on social media before now, notably for his comment calling referee Bjorn Kuipers a “dirty son of a bitch” over the sending-off of Ibrahimovic.