Paris Saint-Germain plead guilty to racial profiling

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The scouting practices of French champions Paris Saint-Germain is under scrutiny

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The scouting practices of French champions Paris Saint-Germain is under scrutiny

French champions respond to Football Leaks scouting revelations

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Friday, November 9, 2018 – 7:45am

Paris Saint-Germain have admitted that they illegally racially profiled young players when scouting new talent for the club.

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The Guardian, citing a disclosure in the French investigative news website Mediapart, says that PSG scouts were told to state whether the young players were French, north African, West Indian or African, “allegedly in order to limit the number of black recruits”.

Pleading ignorance

The information was reportedly obtained from documents contained within the Football Leaks dossier, and the revelation is embarrassing for the French champions.

The compilation of data on an individual’s race, religion or ethnicity is forbidden in France but according to Mediapart it was standard practice at PSG from 2013 until the end of last season.

The Guardian says that PSG have admitted that racial profiling took place but added that the senior management was “not aware” it was going on.

In a statement the club said: “Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its firm condemnation of all forms of discrimination, racism or ethnic monitoring.

“Forms with illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018 by the training centre’s department responsible for player scouting outside the Île-de-France region. These forms were introduced at the sole personal initiative of the head of this department.”

Paris Saint-Germain statement https://t.co/AnWgmlVDsZ

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 8, 2018

Ethnic identification

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