PSG fined 100,000 euros in discrimination case
PARIS (AP) — The French football league’s disciplinary commission has fined Paris Saint-Germain 100,000 euros for illegally profiling ethnic origins of potential young recruits.
PSG admitted last year that forms with illegal content were used between 2013-17, but the club argued it was not responsible for implementing the policy.
The league also handed a 10,000-euro suspended fine to former PSG academy director Bertrand Reuzeau. Marc Westerloppe and Pierre Reynaud, who were in charge of PSG’s recruiting, received a suspended fine of 5,000 euros.
French prosecutors are also investigating the case after a human rights organization filed a discrimination lawsuit.
French law prohibits the collection of personal data that shows the racial or ethnic origins of individuals.