PSG fined €100,000 by LFP over player-recruitment practices

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The Ligue de Football Professionnel has confirmed Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have been fined €100,000 over recruitment practices.

Paris Saint-Germain have been fined €100,000 over issues with the club’s recruitment practices, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) announced on Tuesday.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG were investigated after the team confirmed last November that “forms with illegal content” were used by a recruitment section of the club’s academy.

A report by Mediapart and television programme ‘Envoye Special’, following the release of the Football Leaks documents, claimed scouts were requested to document the ethnicity of potential academy signings.

General manager Jean-Claude Blanc was among those to give evidence to the LFP’s disciplinary committee, as well as the club’s former sporting director Olivier Letang.

PSG conducted their own investigation into player-recruitment practices but their case was closed after finding no discrimination.

The LFP, however, confirmed PSG will be fined €100,000 while various members of the club’s staff were also cited.

Bertrand Reuzeau, who was director of PSG’s training centre between 2013 and 2015, has been ordered to pay a suspended €10,000 fine.

Recruiting agents Marc Westerloppe and Pierre Reynaud were also hit with suspended €5,000 fines, the LFP said.

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