Galtier, the big announcement


By: Manu Tournoux

Freshly acquitted in the harassment and discrimination case against him, Christophe Galtier was able to discover a new verdict this Friday.

Indicted and recently tried for alleged acts of harassment and discrimination, Christophe Galtier was acquitted by the Nice criminal court last week – for lack of convincing evidence against him. The affair had its source in an email sent in May 2022 by Julien Fournier, then general director of OGC Nice, to the main shareholder Ineos. It included discriminatory remarks against black and/or Muslim Gym players.

The former Losc and PSG coach, who today officiates in Qatar on the Al-Duhail bench, has always flatly denied these accusations. However, the public prosecutor had requested a one-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 45,000 euros against the native of Marseillais. A prosecutor who announced this Friday that he would not appeal the verdict rendered by the Nice court on December 21.

File “definitively” closed for the defense

The daily Nice-Matin echoed it this Friday, while the public prosecutor Damien Martinelli had until Sunday to possibly lodge an appeal. “This decision by the prosecution not to appeal the acquittal definitively closes this case and confirms the slanderous nature of the accusations brought against Christophe Galtier who is definitively rehabilitated,” reacted the lawyers of the 57-year-old technician, Maîtres Olivier Martin and Sébastien Schapira .

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