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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar react to 'surreal' PSG ultras walkout

Jude Summerfield
PSG have regained the Ligue 1 title
PSG have regained the Ligue 1 title / Xavier Laine/GettyImages
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Kylian Mbappe insisted the decision by Paris Saint-Germain ultras to leave Parc des Princes before the Ligue 1 title was secured on Saturday night did not dampen the occasion.

After another season of European fallout and never-ending drama off the pitch around the likes of Mbappe and Neymar, PSG won France's top flight title with a 1-1 draw against Lens. It also handed Mauricio Pochettino his first championship success as a manager.

However, some of the club's fans remain disenfranchised and have criticised upper management and the team in recent months.

The Virage Auteuil stand ultras left 15 minutes before full time to celebrate outside the stadium, but Mbappe said it was a 'minority' of supporters who departed early.

“I’m not disappointed, if they [the ultras] want to celebrate they can do so, they don’t want to, so they’re not doing so.

“The crowd was here, it’s a minority who left, they’re not representative of all of the supporters but rather a minority. The stadium was full. We celebrated amongst ourselves in the dressing room, all that was missing was the cup. I’m savouring it.”

Neymar also commented on the ultras' behaviour, giving a defiant retort in response to their persistent whistling and heckling in recent months.

He said: “It was surreal that part of the crowd left the stands. They’re going to get tired of whistling because I have another three years left on my contract.”

PSG are now 16 points clear of Marseille and have just four games left to play this season with no European or domestic cup commitments.


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