Wednesday, PSG moved on the lawn of Dijon to play its quarter-final of the Coupe de France. According to L'Equipe , the players and the management of the capital's club hired a Boeing 735-505 to get there. But during this time, their coach traveled 348 km empty to be able to welcome them on the tarmac, accompanied them to the stadium on the outward and return journey, before returning to Paris after the meeting, which was still empty. "They would have taken 4 hours if they had traveled in it," said the sports daily.
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This not very ecological choice revolted Internet users on social networks: “The planet thanks you! Have you heard of global warming? ” Others recalled that if they had made the journey by train, they would have taken only 20 minutes more than by plane to reach Dijon.
This affair comes a few days after the controversy over the move of Olympique Lyonnais to the Parc des Princes. The Rhone club had also opted for the plane, a means of transport deemed too polluting. Environmentalists did not fail to react on social networks by stressing that the Lyon-Paris trip only lasted two hours and considerably reduced the carbon footprint. OL responded to these criticisms and the first argument to justify itself was in particular the overloaded calendar of the club.
Depart for Paris! # PSGOLpic.twitter.com / LdYIIVbTyx- Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) February 9, 2020
In recent months, the "flygskam" has appeared in the world. This movement, born in Sweden, translates into a feeling of guilt for the contribution of air transport to global warming, a shame to fly. While some clubs, such as LOSC or Ajax, are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by replacing the plane with the train, PSG is controversial.
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