Galtier’s irony on PSG travel goes badly with politicians

Galtier's irony on PSG travel goes badly with politicians
Paris Saint-Germain's French head coach Christophe Galtier attends a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on September 5, 2022 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin.  (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
FRANCK FIFE / AFP Paris Saint-Germain’s French head coach Christophe Galtier attends a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on September 5, 2022 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

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Christophe Galtier, here at a press conference, September 5, 2022.

POLITICS – The exit of PSG coach Christophe Galtier who proposed that his team make their next trips to ” yachting “rather than by plane as she did this weekend to get to Nantesreacted this Monday, September 5 in the midst of a controversy over private jets and their impact on the climate.

On the eve of the most important match since his arrival this summer at the head of PSG, against Juventus Turin, in the Champions League, Galtier was summoned to explain the choice of the Parisian club to make the round trip Paris-Nantes by plane.

“This morning, we discussed with the company with which we travel to find out if we could not travel by sand yacht”, he threw all smiles. The question provoked disbelief, then laughter from star striker Kylian Mbappé, seated alongside Galtier.

The Minister of Sports Amelie Oudea-Castera immediately reacted to this statement by calling out the PSG coach on social networks: “Mr. Galtier, you have accustomed us to more relevant and responsible answers – are we talking about it? @PSG_inside @CBaune #Sobriety #Mbappé #Galtier #psg #TGV »she tweeted.

“No, but it’s okay to answer stuff like that???? »chokes Anne Hidalgo

The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo criticized the words of the coach of the reigning French champions. “No, but it’s okay to answer stuff like that???? Wake up guys??? This is Paris @PSG_inside @PierreRabadan @egregoire @David_Belliard”wrote on his Twitter account the mayor of Paris.

On Monday evening, many other elected officials were also indignant on the social network, such as Olivier Faure, Sandrine Rousseau or Manon Aubry, as can be read in the messages below.

Even the president of the National Federation of Firefighters of France, Grégory Allione, did not appreciate the outing.

PSG was scolded on Sunday by the director of TGV-Intercités Alain Krakovitch for having used the plane rather than the train to get to Nantes on behalf of the 6th day of Ligue 1 (3-0), Saturday, explaining that the SNCF proposed an offer adapted to the needs of the club.

“Paris-Nantes is in less than two hours by TGV, I re-re-renew our proposal for a TGV offer adapted to your specific needs, for our common interests: safety, speed, services and eco-mobility”he suggested in a tweet in reaction to a video of Italian midfielder Marco Verratti on the PSG plane posted on social networks.

The head of the TGV has thus made his contribution to the debate on the use of the plane, and in particular that of private jets which has recently raged within the French political class. Some on the left and among environmentalists strongly wish to frame it because of the carbon impact of such a mode of transport.

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