The fans of the top French soccer club Paris St. Germain have not forgiven the PSG stars for the Champions League defeat against Real Madrid during the week.
In the 3-0 home win in the Ligue 1 league game against Girondins Bordeaux on Sunday afternoon, only local world champion Kylian Mbappé, the only goalscorer for the capital city club in the 1-3 draw with the royals and in the first leg, was greeted with applause.
On the other hand, the other superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar had to make the unusual experience of whistling.
According to the French news agency AFP, Messi, who only came from FC Barcelona at the start of the season, was booed like never before in his entire professional career and whistled at every ball contact.
For PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, who was also given loud expressions of displeasure, "sadness" was "the only right word" after the final whistle to describe his feelings: "Sadness about having to experience such an afternoon in the Prinzenpark." Especially dealing with Messi and Neymar "affects us all," continued the Argentine, defending his exceptional players: "We are all responsible together."
Mbappé scored the opening goal (24th) and set the course for victory.
Neymar (52nd) and Leandro Paredes (61st) ensured the final score.
Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer came on from Pochettino just before the end.
When the team was introduced, the PSG supporters were silent and did not loudly call out their last name after the stadium announcer announced their first name – the only exception was Mbappé.
It is unclear whether he will remain world champion.
His contract expires in the summer.
Real Madrid is considered a hot candidate.
Demand of the PSG Ultras
With 65 points, PSG is clearly ahead of OGC Nice (50) in the French championship.
"We totally understand the disappointment and the reactions," emphasized PSG professional Presnel Kimpembe.
"We didn't want to be in this position.
It's disappointing, it's frustrating for the club, for the fans, for us.
Our ego is hurt, but we have to get up.”
PSG ultras had demanded the resignation of club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Saturday after another early exit in the premier class.
The Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) association called on social media for supporters of the French club to “show our dissatisfaction – but without violence” in the home game against Girondins.
For the fourth time in the past six years, PSG had already failed in the round of 16 of the premier class.
The club owes their return to the highest level to the Qatari financier, the association wrote, "but it is clear that he is not the right man for the job".
The current situation requires "a complete restructuring at all levels," according to the demand.
They then hung up a banner in the stadium asking them to resign, and when the final whistle sounded, there was another whistle from the stands.Keywords: