I’m going to kill you:’ – PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi ‘threatened a Real Madrid employee’ after Champions League defeat
PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been accused of threatening to kill a Real Madrid employee’ after the French giants were knocked out from the Champions League.
Al-Khelaifi went on a furious tirade after watching his side get eliminated, according to several reports in Spain.
The French giants were dumped out in the last-16 after letting a 2-0 lead on aggregate slip away at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening March 9.
PSG led 1-0 early on thanks to Kylian Mbappe, but a hat-trick from Karim Benzema in the space of just 17 minutes saw Madrid seal a 3-1 victory to progress into the quarter-finals.
The Qatari was said to have been seen storming through the corridors at the Bernabeu post-match, shouting and searching for match referee Danny Makkelie says Marca.
Reports from L’Equipe, suggest an excerpt from the referees’ report sent by UEFA quoted by Onda Cero, Al-Khelaifi, and sporting director Leonardo: ‘Behaved aggressively and tried to enter the referee’s dressing room.
‘When the referee asked them to leave, the president hit a piece of the assistant’s equipment, breaking it.’
The PSG president, along with sporting director Leonardo reportedly ended up storming the wrong room; instead coming face to face with Real Madrid delegate, Mejia Devila.
According to Diario AS, a Madrid employee recorded the incident with his mobile, Al Khelaifi noticed it and hit his phone threatening: ‘I’m going to kill you.’
In the end, it was reported that PSG sent a protocol employee from the French club to apologise to the referees and Real Madrid.
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