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PSG star allegedly blackmailed over video of him criticising manager France manager Didier Deschamps

It is second such scandal to rock French football in recent years — after infamous Karim Benzema-Mathieu Valebuena sex tape

At least this one isn’t anything to do with sex tapes.

French football football has become embroiled in another blackmail scandal, according to reports in France.

PSG defender Lavyin Kurzawa finds himself at the centre of the latest ordeal.

Layvin Kurzawa at the centre of a blackmail scandal in France

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Layvin Kurzawa at the centre of a blackmail scandal in France

Europe 1 report the 25-year-old was caught on camera making disparaging comments about France manager Didier Deschamps — and is being extorted for around £87,000.

It is claimed Kurzawa made the comments at a shisha bar in the French capital during an evening out with his friends.

Clearly relaxed among people he felt comfortable around, he allegedly began making crude jokes about Deschamps, which would surely hinder his future with the French national team.

Didier Deschamps' side are not certain to reach the World Cup in Russia

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Deschamps has clashed with several French players in the past

However, the video — which was filmed on a mobile phone — is understood to have found its way into the hands of a band of criminals.

As soon as they contacted Kurzawa to demand money in exchange for the film, he called the police.

And five suspects have now been arrested and charged.

Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena were involved in sex-tape scandal

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Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena were involved in sex-tape scandal

This would be the second major blackmail scandal to rock France in recent years.

Karim Benzema continues to be ignored by Deschamps for his part in blackmailing Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.

It remains to be seen what action the France boss, if any, will take against Kurzawa.


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