PSG has used ethnically discriminatory forms when recruiting

PSG has used ethnically discriminatory forms when recruiting


Grown up in the youth of Paris Saint-Germain: Presnel Kimpembe, son of a Haitian mother and a Congolese father, became world champion with France.
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"French", "Maghrebian", "West Indian" or "Black African"? Paris Saint-Germain has used forms with illegal content in the recruitment of young footballers.

BFrench football champion Paris Saint-Germain has been using discriminatory forms for recruiting young talents over the years. "Paris Saint-Germain confirms that illegally used forms were used by the Recruitment Department between 2013 and 2018," the club wrote in a statement on Thursday. Previously, among other things, the investigative Internet newspaper "Mediapart" reported in the context of the so-called Football Leaks. On the forms the recruits worked with, options such as "French", "Maghrebian", "West Indian" or "Black African" were given. The collection of ethnic data of persons is prohibited in France.

Furthermore, it is said that the forms were created solely on the initiative of the responsible department. PSG claims to have initiated an internal investigation in early October. The forms were used exclusively outside the Greater Paris, the club said. They are now working on a new recruiting process for young athletes, which is monitored regularly. The fight against all forms of discrimination is a fundamental obligation of PSG, it was said.

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