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Paris Saint-Germain summer newcomer Achraf Hakimi was heavily targeted by domestic spectators at the French Supercup presentation this evening.

Xeka on target

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently in their first competitive game of the new season.

After gaining stardom last time in the Coupe de France, the capital giants were tasked with beating Lille in the Trophee des Champions on Saturday night.

As things stand, PSG has everything to do.

Spectators reacted as PSG's Achraf Hakimi was heavily targeted during the French Supercup final in Israel

With players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and newcomer Sergio Ramos not yet available for selection after their respective summer holidays, Pochettino had to field a severely weakened team for tonight’s game.

And Lille has so far taken full advantage of the fights of its defeated opponents.

The French champions led with a goal to zero after Xeka shot the game straight into the net with a thunderous right-footed shot:

Hakimi targeted

In the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv that evening, as described above, the focus was not on what was happening on the field itself.

Instead, it comes in the form of ongoing events in the crowd.

Those in attendance, mostly of Israeli background, have singled out PSG full-back Achraf Hakimi for boos and ridicule every time the Moroccan is in possession:

There is now an explanation for such actions after Hakimi made clear his support for Palestine on social media at the height of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in May:

Viewers from around the world have, in turn, flooded to Twitter, with the vast majority backing PSG’s under-fire summer addition:

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