Newcastle fans angered as Hatem Ben Arfa dons PSG shirt
Gym members at Tyneside health club were left furious on Monday night after Hatem Ben Arfa turned up to do his workout in a PSG kit.
Just two days after the Newcastle winger came on as a sub during the 6-0 hammering at home to Liverpool, he opted for the unfortunate choice of outfit as he and two friends trained in the gym.
Magpies fans using the health club at the same time also expressed concerns that Ben Arfa seemed to have little interest in the Aston Villa vs Sunderland match, which was being shown in the gym at the time.
An onlooker told The Sun: “Ben Arfa did not look at the TV, even though Villa beating Sunderland could have a huge impact on our chances of staying up.”
The 26-year-old made no secret of his love of PSG during the January transfer window.
At the time, he said: “PSG resonates in my heart, playing there would be a beautiful gift.
“Every time I go to the Parc people ask me ‘when are you coming to PSG?’ PSG is part of me. I had posters of all the players when I was little. The Parc des Princes is 15 minutes from where I live.
“PSG is the club of my heart. If there’s an offer for me then I’ll study it with interest. If there’s an offer. The ‘if’ is important.”