PSG's Aurier apologises to referee over Facebook insult

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

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Paris St Germain's Serge Aurier (Photo: Reuters)

Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier has apologised to Bjorn Kuipers, referee of his side's Champions League clash against Chelsea, after posting an offensive video on Facebook after the game.

The French side reached the Champions League quarters at the expense of Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 2-2 draw in the second-leg of the competition's round 16 at Stamford Bridge but there were some controversial decisions from the Dutch official which made headlines.

Aurier, who missed the game due to injury, has posted a video on Facebook insulting the Dutch referee.

"I want to say Sorry to Mr Kuipers, his assistants and all referees for my post-match reactions," Aurier said via Twitter on Tuesday.   

UEFA announced on Monday that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Ivorian international, saying that the case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 March.

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