Greenpeace demonstrates with a sand yacht in front of the Parc des Princes to challenge PSG on the climate

Greenpeace demonstrates with a sand yacht in front of the Parc des Princes to challenge PSG on the climate
Greenpeace activists deploy a banner which reads
CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP Greenpeace activists deploy a banner which reads “Climate: No time to laugh” as they protest with a sand yacht outside of the Parc des Princes stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group H first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Juventus in Paris, on September 6, 2022. – French football giants Paris Saint-Germain on September 6, 2022, faced accusations of failing to take climate change seriously, after coach Christophe Galtier and star Kylian Mbappe mocked a suggestion that they should take the train rather than private planes for short-haul travel. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

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Greenpeace activists arrested PSG on Tuesday, September 6 with a sand yacht, in response to the controversy over private jet trips by players from the Parisian club.

CLIMATE – A yachting for Gallier. The NGO Greenpeace carried out a punch action this Tuesday, September 6 in front of the Parc des Princes, shortly before the meeting between PSG and Juventus for the opening of the Champions League. “Climate, no more time to laugh!” »chanted climate activists, in response to the controversy that has swelled since yesterday on the private jet journeys of players from PSG.

“We hope the joke is over. We were shocked by the speeches of the club “explains Sarah Fayolle, activist of the association, in a video posted online by Greenpeace.

Monday evening, PSG coach Christophe Galtier quipped in response to a journalist’s question about the choice of private planes – and not the TGV – for team travel. “This morning, we discussed with the company with which we travel to find out if we could not travel by sand yacht”, he had thrown all smiles. The question provoked disbelief, then laughter from star striker Kylian Mbappé, seated alongside Galtier.

A joke that does not pass

The director general of Greenpeace France said to himself “afflicted” After the “joke”. A joke that is hard to hear in times of climate crisis and calls for energy sobrietyreacted Jean-Francois Julliard in response to Parisian.

After the speeches, the NGO took action tonight. “You shouldn’t have told us twice! We brought a sand yacht to PSG for their next trips because there is no reason for some to make less effort to be sober than others, ” writes Greenpeace on Twitter.

“PSG: climate red card” and “climate no more time to laugh about it”could be read on banners deployed in front of the blue sand yacht with the bright orange sail.

Earlier, this Tuesday, it was the government that put pressure on PSG. The club “ is a bit late” on climate issues, had tackled Agnès Pannier-Runacher. The head of government Élisabeth Borne added a layer of this a few hours later, calling on Ligue 1 footballers to “ become fully aware” of the climate crisis.

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