Paris Saint-Germain admit to racially profiling young players

• PSG say management was unaware of ‘secret’ scouting policy
• Questions first raised in March 2014

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that their scouts illegally racially profiled young players as part of their recruitment process.

They were asked to list whether the youngsters were French, north African, West Indian or African, allegedly in order to limit the number of black recruits, according to the investigative news website Mediapart, citing documents from the Football Leaks dossier. Collection of information on an individual’s race, religion or ethnicity is forbidden in France.

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