Christophe Galtier (PSG) and travel by “sand yacht”, the joke that goes wrong

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Christophe Galtier (PSG) and travel by “sand yacht”, the joke that goes wrong

In this summer when “energy sobriety” has become a major concern and when political leaders fear electricity shortages for this winter, there are jokes that can have trouble getting through. Christophe Galtier experienced this on Monday.

It’s all gone from a tweet published on Sunday by Alain Krakovitch, the director of TGV-Intercités, regarding the flight of Parisians to Nantes the day before, when the city is about two hours away by train: “ PSG, I re-re-renew our #TGV offer proposal adapted to your specific needs, for our common interests: safety, speed, services and eco-mobility. »

“Mr. Galtier, you have accustomed us to more relevant and responsible responses”

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Asked about this message and about the capital club’s environmental concerns, the PSG coach smiled and paused, while his striker Kylian Mbappé, present at his side, burst out laughing. After a few seconds, Galtier ended up letting go: “ I suspected that we were going to have this question. To be very honest with you, this (Monday) morning, we spoke with the company that organizes our trips, we are trying to see if we can not travel by sand yacht. So. »

The irony displayed by the technician provoked strong reactions on social networks, and not only from anonymous Internet users. The Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Amélie Oudéa-Castéra launched on Monday evening: “ Mr. Galtier, you have accustomed us to more relevant and more responsible answers – are we talking about it? »

“He takes the subject very seriously, like everyone at the club”

A club source at PSG

This Tuesday, the mayor of Paris and inevitably influential supporter of PSG, Anne Hidalgo, reacted strongly in turn, in a similar tone, by tweeting with a certain anger: “ No, but it’s not okay to answer such things???? Wake up guys??? Here it is Paris. »

François Ruffin calls for “bringing the elites down to earth”

According to RMC, the highest circles of PSG were annoyed by the coach’s joke. “He wanted to do a pirouette on this extra-sporting questionexplains a source within the club. It is not the coach who takes care of travel management but he takes the subject very seriously, like everyone at the club. » A club which wanted to recall that it had taken the bus for its trip to Lille on August 21, and that this could also be the case when PSG goes to Reims, Auxerre or Troyes. A club that was also annoyed by Mbappé’s reaction. “ He messed up, he took it lightly.we explained within the PSG, always for RMC.

If the train is very rarely used by L1 clubs, it is much more used on the other side of the Channel. Liverpool, at the beginning of August, had notably gone through this to London to face Fulham. More generally, travel between Manchester or Liverpool and the capital is mostly made by train rather than by plane, with a journey of around two hours. Asked Monday evening, the Galtier clan did not wish to react “ immediately “, choosing to ” focus on the game » of Champions League against Juventus, this Tuesday (9 p.m.).

In the meantime, François Ruffin, the LFI deputy for the sum, questioned on France Inter this Tuesday morning, argued calmly, but with determination: “ I am in favor of constraint, but of democratically organized constraint. There should be no private jets doing Paris-Nantes. When you live in Paris, you have all the trains you want at Gare Montparnasse, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est or Gare d’Austerlitz. It is necessary to bring back the elites, not only the footballing elites, but also the economic and political elites, with their feet on the ground! »

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