As reported by Le Parisien, PSG coach Christophe Galtier and his son John Valovic have been taken into police custody in Nice this morning.
The two men are being questioned by authorities in relation to accusations of alleged discrimination and racist remarks made in 2021, which emerged back in April, reportedly via former Nice sporting director Julien Fournier. Galtier has previously denied the accusations with ‘the greatest firmness’ and launched legal action for libel.
As the Paris newspaper details, the accusations surfaced after emails emerged detailing a conversation between Galtier and Fournier in which the racial and religious makeup of the Nice team was being discussed.
Fournier, however, who has a long-running feud with Galtier that contributed to both men exiting Nice last year, denied being the source of the original leak and was also questioned over the case back in May. Both former Nice coach Didier Digard and club president Jean-Pierre Rivère have also spoken to investigators over the allegations.
Galtier is set to be sacked by PSG as coach and replaced by Luis Enrique in the coming days.