Samir Nasri calls for players to speak out on Christophe Galtier’s alleged comments

Samir Nasri has called on players to speak out about alleged racist and Islamophobic comments made by current PSG manager Christophe Galtier during his time at OGC Nice. The following was said on Canal Football Club.

Nasri believes that players have a responsibility to speak out about such issues. “I hope the players talk. It’s important for the players to speak out on this issue.”

He has also questioned the management of players who observe Ramadan, suggesting that coaches such as Galtier or Antoine Kombouaré need to be aware of the challenges faced by these players during the holy month. “When you’re fasting, it’s not the same. You don’t have the same energy. You don’t have the same capacity as other players.”

Nasri’s comments come in the wake of the disclosure of an email sent by Julien Fournier, the former director of football at OGC Nice, which alleges that Galtier made derogatory remarks about Islam and Muslims.

In a press conference on Friday, Christophe Galtier defended himself from the accusations made against him. “I can not accept that my name and my family are sullied in this way,” said the coach, who also filed several complaints. The 56-year-old has also received the support of several of his former players or other players in the field.

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