Posted on July 5, 2023

Police Detain Ex-PSG Coach Christophe Galtier Amid Racism Investigation

Alex Butler, UPI, June 30, 2023

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier was taken into police custody Friday in Nice, France, as part of an investigation into discrimination allegations made against him while he was coach at OGC Nice.

{snip} Galtier’s son, John Valovic-Galtier, also was taken into custody, but later released.


French media outlets published reports in April about Galtier’s time with Nice. Those reports quoted from a leaked email, sent from Nice director Julien Fournier to team owners.

In the email, Fournier claimed Galtier told him Nice could not have “so many” Black and Muslim players on the team.