Paris Saint-Germain continues its fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBTQ
Frédéric Potier, Inter-Ministerial delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBTQ visited the Parc des Princes for Sunday's Ligue 1 opener and met Paris Saint-Germain Secretary General Victoriano Melero to draw conclusions from last season and remind everyone there is no place for hate in the game.
In a ministerial statement published this weekend, Frédéric Potier reiterated the fact that hate has no place in stadiums and that there must be a general mobilisation against racism, anti-Semitism and homophobia. It's a message the Club also wishes to voice strongly, and has been working for 15 years with SOS Racisme and LICRA and for a decade with Sportitude to do so.
Before Sunday's game with Nîmes, Mr. Potier highlighted Paris Saint-Germain's constructive work with its partners: "We have seen very positive results from the work done by Paris Saint-Germain and its partners with whom we also work such as Sportitude, SOS Racisme and LICRA. We have the common goal of combatting hatred in football and in stadiums.
"Together, we undertake prevention and education initiatives, and hand down punishments when necessary. We have developed a process together to rid stadiums of hate. Paris Saint-Germain are French champions and that exemplary standard must also be found in the areas of ethics and respect. The Paris Saint-Germain board have taken this issue very seriously both with their fans and in terms of prevention. I'm happy to be here at the Parc des Princes in a very warm, family-based atmosphere. I've come here to pay tribute to what has been done and for us to be able to go even further together."
Paris Saint-Germain's work for a fairer, more just society is reinforced year on year and was recently shown by the nomination of an ethics arbiter in the Club's teams. Paris Saint-Germain is one of the sports clubs most committed to the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination.