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PSG set to stage media freeze-out before, during & after their biggest game of the season

PSG appear to be set to freeze the media out entirely this evening by preventing any club representative, player or coach from speaking to any form of media: TV, online or print.

According to freelance journalist Nils Hugon, nobody from PSG will speak to any form of media, pre-match, at half-time or post-match. This decision is a radical one, especially when one considers the magnitude of their fixture with league leaders OGC Nice tonight.

Should PSG lose at the Parc des Princes this evening, they would be seven points behind OGC Nice.

The ban, should it be maintained, has clearly been designed as a protest against the avalanche of criticism the club has come under this week.

Multi-edged attacks have been launched at Les Parisiens in the last seven days, with the French media assessing that PSG are in crisis: bad performances, poor management from Emery, player disagreements (Silva and Matuidi), player unhappiness (Di Maria) and revelations that the club is being kept under a watchful eye from the French tax authorities following the Football Leaks revelations that show that Angel di Maria and Javier Pastore are participating in considerable tax avoidance.

An interesting gamble, but it will make everything ten times worse if Les Parisiens lose tonight vis-à-vis what is clearly a deteriorating relationship with the media.

PSG will not be releasing a statement to clarify this decision.

 

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