Paris Saint-Germain have released a statement condemning the behaviour of some fans towards the club’s players after last night’s shock 6-1 defeat to Barcelona.
Thiago Motta is among the players seen to have been targeted by angry supporters in his car following an unexpected late comeback by Barca to progress to the next stage of the competition.
PSG went into the second leg of last night’s last-16 tie with a 4-0 aggregate lead from the first game, but got off to a poor start after going 3-0 down.
Still, Edinson Cavani’s away goal in the second half made it 3-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate, which looked enough to kill the game as a contest.
Barcelona pulled off an incredible victory with three goals in the last eight minutes to go through 6-5 on aggregate, causing humiliation to the French giants and ensuring a hostile reception from their fans when they arrived back at Bourget Airport.statement.
On Wednesday night, upon their return from Barcelona, the Paris Saint-Germain players were confronted and threatened by several individuals at Bourget Airport, despite the Club and authorities reinforcing security.
These individuals verbally insulted the players before vandalising their cars. Several vehicles were damaged.
In this extremely hostile and aggressive climate, all vehicles were escorted to ensure the safe passage of the players, their families and Club staff members. One individual was struck by a car trying to escape the crowd that was physically threatening the players and their families.
A police investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened. The Club, and all those present, have informed the investigators of their readiness to help the investigation, to get to the bottom of this regrettable incident.
The Club strongly condemns the actions and behaviour of the individuals in question.