Apart from the unacceptable events that occurred during the trophy ceremony at the Trocadéro, there is a bigger problem at hand for the PSG staff. 10 000 to 15 000 fans attended on Monday for the third championship win of PSG’s history, and the first in 19 years. The Paris metropolitan area has 12 million people. Now take Manchester United and Barcelona where 500 000 and 600 000 fans showed up for the champion parades out of respective metropolitan areas numbering 2.2 million and 4.5 million inhabitants. Neither Barcelona nor Man United have waited 19 years to win a championship title, they win every other year since a couple of years and despite that the fans are there in big numbers. There is a huge lack of following and of passion for the PSG amongst the Paris population. The PSG, even with the hundreds of millions of euros that the Qatar is pouring into the club, won’t achieve the levels of a Barça or a Man United without a consequent fan base that goes along with it. Nice marketing problem at hand for the PSG management!
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