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Suspended Aurier allowed to return to PSG squad next month

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 03: Serge Aurier of Paris Saint-Germain kicks the ball during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Lorient at Parc des Princes on February 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 03: Serge Aurier of Paris Saint-Germain kicks the ball during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Lorient at Parc des Princes on February 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

PARIS -- Defender Serge Aurier will be allowed to return to the Paris Saint-Germain squad next month after insulting coach Laurent Blanc and some PSG players in an online video chat with fans.

Aurier was suspended after a video emerged on social media two weeks ago, showing him making derogatory comments about Blanc, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, winger Angel di Maria and reserve goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

PSG said in a statement Friday that Aurier must train with the reserves until March 20 - which coincides with the international break - after which he can resume training with the first team squad.

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