Paris Saint-Germain slammed for 'unacceptable' thing they've done for Newcastle United match

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Newcastle United supporters have one more away day in the Champions League Group Stage - a visit to the Parc des Princes, the home of Paris Saint-Germain.

Newcastle United supporters have slammed an 'unacceptable' decision from upcoming Champions League opponents Paris Saint-Germain, which will see 400 Magpies fans missing out on a European night under the light at the Parc des Princes.

The French giants are believed to have cut the away supporter allocation for the meeting on November 28 on 'safety grounds' with the new number of tickets sold to Newcastle United fans now falling under the 5% stadium capacity rulings set by UEFA.

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The situation has been picked up and escalated by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST), who have demanded answers from PSG. The Trust released a statement on Thursday to share their 'deep disappointment. NUST said: "Our understanding is that this decision has been made unilaterally by PSG on safety grounds, with no compelling evidence, reason or justification for their decision.

"UEFA regulations clearly state that host clubs in their club competitions must provide 5% of their stadium capacity as an away allocation. The same regulations also state that host clubs are responsible for ensuring the safety of all fans attending.

"We understand PSG has referred to local police advice as the reason not to allow a full allocation of Newcastle United fans. This cannot be based on evidence and given the exemplary behaviour of Newcastle fans in Milan and Dortmund, this appears to be another example of inappropriate football organisation, preparedness and management from Parisian authorities."

NUST went on to share fears that should the PSG allocation go unchallenged by UEFA, it may set a precedent for other travelling clubs in the future. Should Luis Enrique's side qualify from the group, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal supporters could end up facing away nights in the French capital.

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The group continued: "It is entirely unacceptable for a club to openly disregard UEFA regulations as well as its responsibility to supporters in this manner. This demonstrates blatant disregard for football supporters in general.

NUST say PSG have reduced away allocation for Newcastle United's visit (Image: Getty Images)NUST say PSG have reduced away allocation for Newcastle United's visit (Image: Getty Images)
NUST say PSG have reduced away allocation for Newcastle United's visit (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"If left unchanged, the reduced away allocation risks setting a worrying precedent for clubs to tamper with UEFA regulations and bend them to their own preference as they see appropriate. Many long-term Newcastle United season ticket holders have been displaced from their seats at St. James’ Park in order for Newcastle United to comply with UEFA ticketing regulations.

"No club has the right to ignore these regulations and PSG must abide by them and provide Newcastle United with a minimum allocation of 5% of stadium capacity. We note that the same reduced allocation was offered to both AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund and hope that in flagging this situation we can prevent future opposition fans being short-changed."

NUST finished by adding that the group is engaged in conversation with Newcastle United and Football Supporters Europe about the issue and urged PSG to rectify the decision. The two sides have already met at St James' Park in the Champions League Group Stage, when Eddie Howe's side blew away Kylian Mbappe and co. in a memorable 4-1 win. Following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Borussia Dortmund, the Magpies now sit bottom of Group F with a home match against AC Milan and the visit to PSG remaining.

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