PSG open probe into racial profiling
Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Thursday that a probe was underway into claims that young players were subject to racial profiling by talent scouts, but insisted they were unaware of such practices taking place.
The probe was launched in response to revelations by French investigative website Mediapart, who cited documents from the latest series of Football Leaks allegations.
Mediapart said that, between 2013 and this year, PSG’s scouting department filled in evaluation forms on potential youth signings that included stating their ethnicity.
They were categorized as French, North African, West Indian or African.