PARIS May 7 Paris St Germain will appeal
against the decision to ban them from defending the League Cup
next season after some of their fans held up an abusive banner
during this season's final, the club said on Wednesday.
The banner was briefly unfurled after the interval of the
League Cup final on March 29, which PSG won 2-1 against northern
club Racing Lens. It referred to a film about the life of the
Ch'tis, a nickname for the people of northern France, which is
breaking box office records in France.
It read: "Paedophiles, unemployed, inbred: welcome among the
The French League (LFP) ruled last week the club would not
be allowed to enter next season's League Cup.
PSG, third from bottom in Ligue 1 with two matches left,
qualified for the French Cup final on Tuesday with a 1-0 win at
second division Amiens.
(Reporting by Chrystel Boulet-Euchin, writing by Patrick
Vignal, editing by Clare Lovell)