During the game against Stade Rennais at the Parc des Princes last night, the Parisian ultras protested against a number of issues they deem to be affecting the club, including results, kit and branding and the players.
Having been absent in protest for the first 25 minutes of the game, then silent for the remaining 20 of the first half, the Collectif Ultras Paris presented around 20 banners.
The most overarching protest read: “Disrespectful managers, players without desire, tops without our colours. The only triple for PSG this season,” making reference to their home kit without the central stripe designed by Daniel Hechter, president of the club between 1974 and 1978, and the club’s elimination from the Coupe de France.
This protest comes at a time when PSG have won 6 of the last 7 Coupe de France competitions, 7 of the last 9 Ligue 1 campaigns and sit 16 points clear at the top of this season’s league table.
One banner read: “We sing with passion for players with no motivation.” While targeting the attitude of the players, Marquinhos alone was spared from criticism, with another banner reading: “Marquinhos, the example to follow.”
In the second half, this criticism continued. Yet another banner targeted the players, saying: “They also choose their matches. We’ll do the same.”
This criticism comes just days before PSG’s home Champions League fixture against Real Madrid.