We all get the value, for clubs, of getting their players on social media, but sometimes it can all go horribly wrong. On Saturday, Ivorian full-back Serge Aurier did a Periscope question and answer session, with incredible results which have since prompted his club PSG to suspend the player.
Aurier was an used sub for Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Saturday, with his side playing out a disappointing 0-0 draw with Lille. But there were plenty of high points in his subsequent Periscope chat, where his mate read out the questions.
Asked if his manager Laurent Blanc ‘sucked the balls’ of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Aurier replied that he holds the Swedish stars’ privates very tightly (excuse dodgy translation!). He then proceeded to call Blanc a ‘pussy’ before saying that goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was ‘finished’. You can watch the whole car-crash (in French) here…
Also having a go at Edinson Cavani and Gregory van der Wiel in the video, Aurier didn’t hold back. Although it did delete the video after it blew up on social media while he has also apologised to the club. However, the former Toulouse star has since been suspended by PSG, meaning he’ll miss their Champions League encounter with Chelsea in midweek.
As for his long-term future at the club, one wonders how he can continue there. Just what was he up to? Was he looking for a move away?