Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier performed a ‘throat slit’ gesture while celebrating a goal against Mali at the Ivory Coast. Fifa said a “preliminary investigation is under way”.
This is only one of many controversial predicaments that Aurier has had lately. He was sentenced to 2 months in prison after elbowing a police officer, and he was suspended from Paris St-Germain for Homophobic remarks against then-coach Laurent Blanc.
Despite this, he was also praised in the same match for saving Mali forward Moussa Doumbia’s life, when he intervened to stop Doumbai from swallowing his tongue.