PSG Ordered To Pay Ben Arfa In Court Appeal Over “Moral Harassment”
Hatem Ben Arfa, the former PSG forward, has won a court appeal against his previous club. PSG has been ordered to pay €100,000 in compensation to the 36-year-old.
The French giants have been found guilty of “moral harassment” and failing to pay Ben Arfa money owed to him, as reported by L’Equipe.
Ben Arfa played for PSG from 2016 to 2018 but was exiled from the squad in his final season before leaving when his contract expired. It was reportedly due to a comment he made about the Emir of Qatar that upset PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Ben Arfa claimed that if he had not been sidelined, he would have received performance bonuses, and he sought over €7 million in damages due to the exclusion.
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However, the court did not agree to that extent and only awarded him €100,000, which is still a partial victory.
PSG cannot dwell on the case and must focus on their upcoming Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, which could potentially define their season. Ben Arfa, on the other hand, has been without a club since leaving Lille last year.
The court’s decision has shed light on the treatment of players by their clubs and the importance of fulfilling contractual obligations.
It serves as a reminder that clubs must treat their players with respect and dignity, and any violations could result in legal action.
Ben Arfa’s case is a clear indication that football is not just about what happens on the pitch. Off-field disputes and legal battles can also impact players and their careers.
Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy and professional relationship between clubs and players.
In conclusion, Ben Arfa has won a partial victory against PSG, with the club being ordered to pay him €100,000 in compensation. The decision highlights the importance of clubs fulfilling their contractual obligations and treating players with respect and dignity.
For PSG, they must put the case behind them and focus on their upcoming Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, while Ben Arfa continues his search for a new club.