TNT Sports commentator spots PSG’s rarely-seen unusual move against Newcastle

TNT Sports commentator spots PSG’s rarely-seen unusual move against Newcastle

TNT SPORTS commentator Darren Fletcher spotted a rarely-seen unusual move by Paris Saint-Germain in the final moments of their Champions League clash with Newcastle.

That’s as Kylian Mbappe appeared to REMOVE his captain’s armband.

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Kylian Mbappe appeared to play without a captain’s armband for the end of PSG’s 1-1 draw with NewcastleCredit: Getty
Mbappe could be seen wearing the luminous yellow band on his left arm earlier in the evening

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Mbappe could be seen wearing the luminous yellow band on his left arm earlier in the eveningCredit: Alamy

The giants welcomed Eddie Howe’s side to the French capital on Wednesday night looking to avenge last month’s 4-1 defeat at St James’ Park.

Toon went ahead in the 24th minute through Alexander Isak before putting in a brave backs-to-the-wall defensive performance.

But PSG were awarded a controversial penalty in the 98th minute that was put away by Mbappe for a 1-1 draw.

The result means Newcastle’s qualification hopes are now out of their hands ahead of a crunch final game with AC Milan.

And PSG just need to match their result to go through when they play Borussia Dortmund in a fortnight’s time.

However, the Ligue 1 champions appeared to spearhead last night’s comeback in a very unusual manner.

That’s because for the final seven minutes of normal time, as well as the eight of added time, they appeared to play WITHOUT a captain.

Commentator Fletcher revealed on the mic that Mbappe, who had been skippering PSG in Marquinhos’ absence, had seemingly removed the armband by the 83rd minute.

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It remains unclear why the World Cup winner may have taken it off, with Fletcher speculating he possibly found it uncomfortable.

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The armband was back as Mbappe scored a late penalty

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The armband was back as Mbappe scored a late penaltyCredit: Alamy

But with Mbappe going on to rescue PSG from the spot, with the armband back ON, the move clearly worked out.

Fletcher said: “Not sure what Mbappe’s done with the captain’s armband but he hasn’t got it on anymore, whether it’s superstition or not.

“He’s got rid of it and nobody else has got one out there. 

“Of course it’s Marquinhos who’s the captain here, Mbappe wearing the armband because he’s not available.”

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