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PSG goes to Dijon by plane, its bus makes the round trip empty

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The Paris football team hired a Boeing 737-505 for its trip to the capital of Burgundy. A choice that is controversial when the train journey only lengthened the trip by 25 minutes.

Environmental issues don't really seem to concern Paris Saint Germain. The football club of the capital has indeed caused a lively controversy on social networks after his trip to Dijon for his quarter-final of the Coupe de France. The reason ? Parisians have hired a Boeing 737-505 to make the trip, the team revealed on Friday, February 14. “An event that requires significant security and good organization,” commented Dijon Bourgogne airport on his Facebook account.

Where the situation is even more improbable is that while the players were making the plane trip, the PSG bus also made the trip to be able to welcome the players when they get off the plane and drive them to stadium in the official club bus. An empty journey of 348 km. “The planet thanks you! Have you heard of global warming?” are offended by Internet users. Especially since, if the bus journey takes 4 hours, a simple train trip would have allowed players to travel much cleaner for just 25 minutes more.

Posted by Dijon Bourgogne Airport we Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Indeed, recalls the Team, the plane trip lasted 1 hour 10 minutes while a train trip takes only 1 hour 35 minutes. The club of the capital is not, moreover, not its test, specifies West France. In 2014, the stars of PSG had made a round trip by plane to go to Caen, a 35-minute flight. An attitude that goes against the decisions of several European clubs such as Ajax in Amsterdam or LOSC in Lille who have chosen to replace the plane with the train for their trips.

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Remain the bad pupils. In addition to PSG, the Lyon football club was also strongly criticized on social networks this weekend for its not very ecological attitude. The days of OL have indeed traveled by private jet to Paris for the 24th day of Ligue 1. A match that Lyon also lost 4 to 2.

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