A big fan of Olympique de Marseille, Emmanuel Macron is accused of having favored the football club to allow him to go to the Champions League. At the Elysée, there is no contact between the President of the Republic and the club of Marseille.
Emmanuel Macron has never hidden his passion for Olympique de Marseille (OM). The President of the Republic has already been seen in the stands to defend his favorite football club. But would his enthusiasm have exceeded certain limits? In any case, this is what he accuses Jean-Michel Aulas, the patron of Olympique Lyonnais (OL). Following the end of the football season, the latter denounced in Le Figaro “a serious failure” of State, “which undoubtedly damages the image of the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic”. One way to accuse the head of state of having interrupted Ligue 1 to allow OM to have a ticket in the Champions League.
The origin of this scandal? A article of Parisian who seems to have set fire to the powder. The daily claims, in its June 4 edition, that Emmanuel Macron “will also discuss during this health crisis with Jacques-Henri Eyraud, the president of OM, more and more keen on politics.” At the Elysée, as in the club of the Marseille city, we firmly deny the existence of a phone call between the two men. “Jacques-Henri Eyraud said what he had to say in the proceedings, but that was it. He has not not exchanged with the President of the Republic since the start of the health crisis “, reports the Commandery to Figaro. Same speech at the Elysee Palace, where it is specified that the decisions were taken at the government level and not driven by the presidency.
Discussion between Emmanuel Macron and Noël Le Graët
This Wednesday, June 10, Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to meet the president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët. The opportunity, surely, to discuss the latest decisions of the Council of State, which in particular suspended relegation of clubs from Amiens and Toulouse to Ligue 2. The verdict should not please Jean-Michel Aulas. Because, the president of Lyon saw his appeal rejected by the public institution, and this despite his statements in recent weeks.