Five short days ago, Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu said that sport could not resume a normal course until a vaccine against covid-19 is not found. It would seem that this affirmation does not prevent the return of the public in the stadiums, which it hopes "as of this summer, in particular for the resumption of Ligue 1 of which it again justifies the stopping of the season".
“My goal is precisely that the sport will resume in good conditions, with the public in the stadiums, notably the football championship in August. That the two clubs concerned by the Champions League (Paris SG and Lyon, Editor's note) can redo friendly matches before finishing their European course. And then, prepare the start of the school year as necessary according to the information that the Ministry of Health will give us ”, she confides to the newspaper L'Alsace .
Jean-Michel Aulas takes it for his grade
"My desire is to give us chances to have a popular sport, with supporters in the stadiums, even in limited numbers, why not from the end of July if possible," she explains.
On the final cessation of the Ligue 1 season, criticized while the championship has resumed in Germany and will resume in Spain, England and Italy, the minister replies that the French are "not the only ones in this case: l "Scotland, the Netherlands and Belgium have also decided to stop their championships for health reasons". Before continuing: “I repeat what I said before: we made this decision so as not to put our athletes at risk. We decided to consider them as ordinary citizens ”.
What, then, of the four major European championships that have resumed or will resume? "Each country has its own way of seeing things on the economic level, on the sporting level ... We, we made the collective choice to support all the economic actors of our country so that they pass this health crisis with the least damage possible, "replied the Minister.
As for Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of the OL who multiplies appeals and declarations against the judgment of Ligue 1, “the cinemas will reopen soon. If Mr. Aulas has different scenarios to suggest, I invite him to make a film and to propose it in the theater since there will be an audience, ”tackles the former swimmer.