Paris St Germain quarantined with suspected swine flu

Posted by - October 25, 2009 - France, Oddballs

French side locked up, stopped from playing matches

The players and staff of Paris St Germain have been quarantined after three players complained they were suffering with symptoms of swine flu. Ludovic Giuly, Mamadou Sakho and Jeremy Clement have all been tested for the virus after complaining of fever, coughing and sore throats.

PSG’s scheduled match against Marseille on Sunday was postponed, sparking clashes between fans and police in the southern city.

But the LFP defended the decision to call off the match. A statement said: “This decision is vindicated by the will to stop all risk of contagion, including among players of the opposing team, and of complications among the players who are potentially infected.”