Nice facing fine after deploying disgusting anti-Galtier banner
Nice hosted PSG last Saturday and the supporters of the former club showcased a banner targeting PSG manager Christophe Galtier in which they mentioned his ill mother in a rather disgusting way. Nice might be facing potential sanctions imposed by Ligue 1 following this ugly development.
PSG visited Nice on Saturday for the 30th match of the Ligue 1 season and finally won a game (2-0) after failing to do in their prior two games, both played at the Parc des Princes.
Galtier was visibly irritated at the end of the match and after the final whistle. He later explained the cause of his ire speaking to the media at his press conference.
"Did you see that? Did you hear it? Mom is 83 years old, she is coming out of cancer," said Galtier. "If these people in the stands are able to watch European-level games, it's thanks to my work last season. Whatever people think, it's our work from last season, along with the work of Didier Digard, that there are still European-level games being played in Nice."
The banner showcased by the Nice supporters said "Before / After, the mother of Galtier," and they followed its deployment with a song in which they treated the mother of the PSG coach as a prostitute following Galtier's exit from his now former club.
Didier Digard, coach of Nice, tried to calm his players down after the final whistle as some of them were not aware of the motives behind Galtier's reaction when the PSG manager faced and blamed them for "their" behavior.
According to RMC, Nice and their supporters are facing sanctions. The last time they did something similar (following the death of Emiliano Sala, who played for Ligue 1 side Nantes before he died in a plane crash), the French Disciplinary Committee imposed the club a €5,000 fine.
It's believed the committee is already studying the banner, the chants, and the overall behavior of the Nice supporters in order to address the matter in the following days.