On Wednesday evening, Jean-Martial Ribes, communication director of Paris Saint-Germain, and Fabien Allègre, brand director of the Parisian club, were the guests of 100% PSG, broadcast by
France Bleu Paris
As usual, the hosts brought in listeners to ask questions of their guests.
One of them, Daniel, calling from the 16th arrondissement, was particularly offensive on the subject of jerseys.
It's true that Paris Saint-Germain is very strong in business, congratulations to them for everything they do and especially in terms of sales of shirts which are a hit.
All the clubs in the world do a lot of business and it's very good like that, to grow that's what you have to do.
But no big club in the world betrays its colors as much as Paris Saint-Germain
, asserted the speaker.
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Before coming to his question: “
The color of the jersey is something that belongs to the heritage, to history. In recent years and especially this year by playing with this blue jersey which does not correspond to anything and by playing regularly with the black jersey, PSG betrays its colors. Is it planned within the PSG brand to respect the history of the club at some point?
It's good that we can discuss
it, first replied Fabien Allègre, a little surprised by the question.
To rectify things a bit, know that since the start of the season, we have played 31 times with the home jersey.
We are very focused on the feedback that our fans can give us in our stores (physical) or online.
The jersey may not be the club's historic jersey for you, but you can't have the same one every year.
Some clubs have tried, they realized that there was a limit when you are paradoxically looking for growth in turnover to be able to field the best players or train the best players of tomorrow
After taking the example of Juventus Turin and its yellow jersey, the brand director responded to a new attack from the listener considering that the blue of the 2021-2022 home jersey came "out
Blue is the color of the club, the edging on the sleeves recalls the Hechter strip, this jersey embodies for me the historic colors of the club
”, concluded the manager. Before hanging up, the acerbic listener gave a final message. “
Thank you very much for your show which is great and I invite Fabien Allègre on RMC. He will be welcome if he wants to come to After Foot, there will be no problem
, he slipped, revealing that he was in fact Daniel Riolo, RMC journalist and pillar of the show. 'AfterFoot.
I also invite Jean-Martial Ribes but they avoid us. I have the impression that they are afraid of questions. We have many more to ask
In the evening, on
, Daniel Riolo returned to the reasons for this call: “
He (Fabien Allègre) was extremely surprised. Jean-Martial Ribes, who was in the studio, told me “
I recognized you straight away, but Fabien didn't
”. After all, I have the right to be a listener to this show which is nice and which Pia (Clemens) presents well. I know anyway that they will never come there (in After Foot), we invite them, they don't want to come. Fabien Allègre does not want to come around the table to be asked these questions, to talk about the history of the club (…) He will not talk to his supporters, that is where there is a real problem."
In a roundabout way,the journalist still had the beginning of an answer to his questions.