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Jean Claire Todibo has claimed he was put under pressure to break his fast during Ramadan by his former manager Christophe Galtier.
Galtier is due to stand trial in Nice on December 15, facing multiple allegations of racial discrimination.
Ahead of the trial French newspaper L'Equipe have detailed some police testimonies from players and executives at Nice, owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, who are about to seal a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United, and Todibo's statement to police has caught the eye.
The former Barcelona defender is reported to have told police that he was pressured to break his fast by Galtier. In addition he claims that his manager referred to him as an 'extremist'.
Galtier, through his legal team, has continually contested to have 'never harassed or discriminated against anyone'.
Jean-Clair Todibo (right) has accused his former manager Christophe Galtier (middle) of putting pressure on him to break his fast during Ramadan, which Galtier has denied
Galtier (sene left) spent 12 months in charge of Nice before making the move to PSG last year
Todibo's testimony is not, however, isolated.
L'Equipe's extensive reporting of police accounts includes similar allegations of feeling pressure to break fasts and eat on matchdays from Hicham Boudaoui and Teddy Boulhendi.
Boulhendi, Nice's then-third choice goalkeeper, claims that he felt he would not be selected if he did not break his fast.
He also alleges that he was labelled a 'Salafist' - a specific movement within Islam - when trying to explain his faith to Galtier, via Todibo.
Galtier was summoned to court by Nice's public prosecutor's office in June and he will stand on charges of 'moral harassment and discrimination based on membership or non-membership, true or supposed, of an ethnic group'.
Were he to be found guilty, Galtier could face up to three years in prison and a €45,000