Apparent confrontation between PSG and Nice personnel revealed
PSG coach Christophe Galtier was visibly agitated after the final whistle of the game pitting his team against Nice on Saturday. Turns out things got heated way before that point, with L'Equipe revealing a confrontation taking place at the halftime break.
A deplorable banner showcased by the supporters of Nice on Saturday brought the ire of Galtier out after the 90 minutes of PSG's 2-0 win. According to L'Equipe, there were tensions growing from 45 minutes earlier.
"There were some tensions with the refereeing body, but also between the assistant coach of PSG and the sports director of Nice," revealed the French newspaper on Sunday.
It looks like PSG's assistant Thierry Oleksiak and Nice sporting director Florent Ghisolfi confronted each other in the tunnel of the Allianz Riviera leading to each team's locker room after the halftime whistle.
L'Equipe went the distance, revealing the actual development and explaining it as Oleksiak approaching Ghisolfi in the corridors, shouting "You are not saying anything there?" to the director of Nice.
That quote is seemingly related to some of the actions that were happening on the pitch, with Oleksiak blaming the decisions taken by the referee thorught the first 45 minutes that, to his eyes, benefited Nice instead of PSG.
PSG and Nice were more passionate outside of the pitch than inside of it
Ghisolfi, who had seemingly watched Galtier confront the main referee of the game before entering the tunnel, decided to come down to the pitch from the stands to try to defuse the situation and to keep the players of Nice away from any potential trouble.
Oleksiak spotted Ghisolfi and decided to take the matters into his own hands by asking the director himself about his opinion about what was happing on the field of play, to which Ghisolfi reportedly didn't react.
The confrontation between both contingents ended up in nothing until the final whistle, when Galtier went to war with some Nice players although in relation to the banner deployed by the supporters of the hosts.