Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into an alleged anti-gay slur uttered by Patrice Evra, a former France and Manchester United defender.
Evra made the statement in reaction to PSG getting defeated by Man Utd in the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen.
In a viral video, Evra said:
“Paris, you are queers… Here are the real men doing the talking.”
Taking to social media, the 37-year-old later defended himself saying that “he loved everyone” and was not homophobic.
The investigation was launched following a complaint lodged last week by two French gay rights groups, Stop Homophobia and Mousse, supported by Red Direct, an association of ex-players of Paris Foot Gay.
“This is a great satisfaction for our collective Red Direct,” Julien Pontes, of Red Direct, told AFP, praising “the speed of the reaction of the Paris prosecutor, who decided that the law would apply to Mr. Evra”.