“This story makes us capsize,” the Blanc-Gasset duo breaks the silence on the Aurier affair in 2016

More than six years after Serge Aurier’s famous Périscope video, in which the Ivorian side notably called Laurent Blanc “fiotte”, the former PSG coach and his then-deputy Jean-Louis Gasset have embarked on L’Equipe’s episode, which had really rocked the capital’s club.

Broadcast live in the middle of the night, it was a video that shook the capital city club like seldom in its history. In February 2016, Serge Aurier, then the owner of PSG, had a video chat on the Periscope application, which he completely slipped into. Asked by netizens about his team-mates and his coach Laurent Blanc, the Ivorian answers unfiltered. sirigu? “He’s guez,” casually Aurier. White ? “He takes (Zlatan’s) eggs. He’s a slut.”

When excerpts from this video are picked up en masse, the case causes a real outcry. As L’Equipe Explore reports, on Sunday, the day after the video was broadcast, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi locked himself in with his bodyguard to hold an emergency meeting. Finally, Aurier is asked to apologize – “I made a big mistake, I am unforgivable and ready to face the consequences” – and the Parisian president supports the former Toulousain by going to a PSG reserve game where the page stands was mailed a month later as a sanction.

White: “Lack of authority and internal support bothered me”

At the time, this support from Laurent Blanc was perceived very poorly. “The lack of authority and internal support bothered me,” the former Blues coach confided to L’Équipe. “This Aurier thing, it capsizes us, supports Jean-Louis Gasset, his deputy at the time. We are dealing with this wart that was poked in the night and is messing up the club and the dressing room.” “Sportingly, it screwed up the mess at a time when things were going very well,” adds Nicolas Douchez, PSG’s third goalkeeper that year.

Less than three weeks after Nasser Al-Khelaïfi’s public appearance in Aurier’s game with the reserves, Blanc, to everyone’s surprise, decided to start Aurier for the doubles confrontation against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals. PSG’s renewed departure in the competition (2-2 on the way out, 1-0 for City on the return) was fatal for the Paris coach, who will be replaced at the end of a season by Unai Emery, who is therefore due to a video broadcast partially tipped over in the middle of the night at the end of winter.

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