PSG ultras suspend return to home games after talks with club break down

Paris Saint-Germain will be unable to call upon support from their ultras at the Parc des Princes for the foreseeable future after talks between the French champions and the Paris Ultras Collective (CUP) broke down this week.

Just before the international break, PSG beat Bordeaux 2-0 and the match marked the first time since 2010 that the ultras were allowed back inside their team's stadium.

However, there were issues as six of the CUP's leading figures were not allowed to enter the Parc des Princes to join their fellow members because they are on a list of undesirable supporters possessed by the Parisian police.

PSG, the CUP and its legal representatives, L'Association de defense et d'assistance juridique des interest des supporters (ADAJIS), reportedly met on Tuesday to discuss the events. The CUP decided to suspend their return to the Parc des Princes at the end of the exchange.

"Short term, without doubt. Long term, I do not think so," CUP president Romain Mabille responded when asked by Le Parisien if the recent breakdown in talks means the end of the ultras' return to the Parc des Princes. "We are not in a rush. We refuse to come [to the stadium] under these conditions.

"PSG have been given conditions by the prefecture [Paris' police prefecture] and they refuse to go against that. This position is not strictly legal because the people being excluded are not actually banned from the stadium."

The main issue is that certain leading figures remain on a "black list" held by Parisian police. However, the CUP has also rejected the proposal that no more than 150 ultras would be allowed to follow the team away from home.

"Only Nasser Al-Khelaifi [PSG CEO and chairman] can help us," Mabille said. "He has already done a lot of things for us and it is up to him to deliver after we asked that our members could enter the stadium for the Bordeaux match.

"Travelling away, we are being asked to limit ourselves to 150 people for the whole season. We have been at 500 in the past and things have gone well. To limit the first trip away to 150 people, why not? However, if all goes smoothly, why not increase that? How can we choose 10 percent of our members? It goes against out non-discrimination charter. It feels like we are asking the impossible."

The CUP has promised to "continue to work to put a system in place" and says it "remains willing to talk in order to find acceptable solutions within the law" in a statement.

Despite previously being expected to attend PSG's Ligue 1 clash away at Nancy, next week's clash at home to Marseille and the Champions League encounter with Basel, no ultras will be present at any of the three matches.