PSG to meet France rail operator end of September to talk travel plans

According to Le Parisien Paris Saint-Germain will meet France’s national rail operator, the SNCF, at the end of September in order to discuss a solution to the polemic surrounding the Parisian side’s use of a private jet to travel to Nantes. The rail company are set to make a concrete offer to meet the needs of PSG in terms of security, timings, and cost of travel. 

Serious discussion is set to be had following controversy, which saw Christophe Galtier apologise for his comments on his side’s travel to away matches.

Answering a question about the useof a private jet to get to Nantes – two hours away by train – Galtier joked that the club were looking into travelling by sand yacht, while Kylian Mbappé was laughing beside him. The joke prompted a backlash among fans and politicians alike, for whom the manager’s comments were dismissive and insensitive regarding the issue of climate change.

“I regret it, these days you can’t have a laugh. It was a joke at the wrong time. But believe me I am concerned about the planet’s problems. I know the responsibility we have. I’ve heard that we’re disconnected, that’s not the case. The joke was in bad taste. But to turn it into a scandal and makes us look like something we’re not…”

“My players care a lot about the climate, the club cares a lot about that.We went to Lille by bus. We’re aware of what’s at stake. Obviously I regret it, but I think it’s difficult to have a laugh in France. Even if my joke wasn’t great and I quickly realised it when I got home.”

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