PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi tries to avoid shaking hands with Hatem Ben Arfa after French Cup final defeat to Rennes
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VIDEO: PSG president tries to avoid shaking Hatem Ben Arfa’s hand after French Cup final

Sweet revenge for Rennes star.



Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi tried to avoid shaking Hatem Ben Arfa’s hand after Saturday’s French Cup final defeat to Rennes.

Al-Khelaifi was instrumental in forcing Ben Arfa to train away from the first team during his spell at PSG last season.

Hatem Ben Arfa on PSG President Al Khelaifi: “It was a bit unique with the President… you should never underestimate your opponent.”

— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 27, 2019

Now at Rennes, revenge was sweet for the former Newcastle United winger as he scored in a 6-5 penalty shootout victory following a 2-2 draw at the Stade de France.

While going up to receive his medal, Ben Arfa stopped in front of Al-Khelaifi and offered his hand while the Qatari businessman tried to ignore him.

Hatem Ben Arfa: “One day, like me, Adrien Rabiot will come up against PSG. I have nothing against the club, just those who run it.” (RMC)

— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 27, 2019

Ben Arfa perseveres and eventually secures a reluctant hand-shake and a no-doubt terse exchange of words.

Rennes fought back from going two goals down after just 21 minutes, with Ben Arfa later quipping that PSG were used to such comebacks.

This was likely in reference to their dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United.