Paris St-Germain’s Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Layvin Kurzawa, and Achraf Hakimi have received suspended one-match bans for offensive chanting.
The French league (LFP) disciplinary committee acted after the players were filmed singing an insulting song towards Marseille fans following PSG’s 4-0 win against their rivals on 24 September.
France internationals Dembele, Muani, and Kurzawa, along with Morocco defender Hakimi, apologised for their behaviour on Sunday, saying they let themselves “get carried away with the euphoria” of the win.
They said in a statement: “We are well aware of the impact of our actions and our words on the public, notably the youngest who dream of watching a football match. In the future, we will do everything to further respect our duty to set an example.”
PSG will also have to close the Auteuil stand at Parc des Princes for one game as a result of fans aiming homophobic chants at Marseille players.