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Champions League Paris St Germain v Chelsea: Aurier suspended for Blues clash after Blanc remarks

By Staff Reporter

Serge Aurier has been suspended by Paris St Germain for tomorrow's Champions League Round of 16 clash with Chelsea after comments he made about coach Laurent Blanc and his team-mates on social media.

The full-back has apologised after a live question-and-answer session on Periscope came to light in which he insulted Blanc and several PSG players.

A statement on PSG's website read: "The club have opened disciplinary proceedings, accompanied by a provisional suspension. Serge Aurier therefore will not figure in the squad against Chelsea.

"Paris St Germain offer their full support to coach Laurent Blanc and to the players who, quite rightly, feel offended by these comments which are against the values of the club."

In a subsequent video on PSG TV, Ivory Coast international Aurier said: "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.

"I want to apologise especially to the coach, I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived in Paris.

"He wanted me and since I came here everything has gone really well. I owe him a lot and that is why I apologise sincerely to him for what was said, which I deeply regret."

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