Koscielny, 36, decided to end his career one day after being accused of racism

Koscielny, 36, decided to end his career one day after being accused of racism


Koscielny, 36, decided to end his career one day after being accused of racism


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Koscielny, 36, decided to end his career one day after being accused of racism

Laurent Koscielny (36 years old) decided to end his career immediately. The former Arsenal player had already left Girondins Bordeaux in January and this week was publicly accused of “indecent and sometimes racist behaviour”.

Koscielny’s decision to stop comes a few days after an article was published in the French daily Southwest He was accused, like teammate Benoit Costell, of “outrageous and at times racist behaviour”. In the article, which the journalist said he spoke with thirty people involved, the representative of the Ultramarines 87 group, which is part of Bordeaux’s fanatical supporters, also speaks.

In a statement to the contrary, in which the France international announced 51 times that he would immediately stop playing as a footballer, Koscielny denied the accusations made in the newspaper article and said he was “surprised, shocked and saddened” by the news. Earlier this season, die-hard Bordeaux fans demanded that the club’s management take action due to the crisis. Koscielny was then accused of “lack of leadership”.

Koscielny started this season as captain of Bordeaux, but played his last game at the end of December in the current Ligue 1 finish line shirt. With artillery He refused to go on a training trip to the United States. Koscielny played for Arsenal for nine years.

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