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Overwhelmed by emotion, Bernard Laporte bursts into tears (video)


Less than 24 hours after being released from custody, the president of the FFR held a meeting in a small town in Hérault. He made very harsh words to his opponent, before cracking in front of the cameras, overwhelmed by emotion.

And suddenly, the excess of emotions, the fatigue of two days and a night spent in police custody, caught up with the president of the FFR.

In front of the microphones, during his press conference on the sidelines of his meeting in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, in Hérault, which he had insisted on ensuring less than 24 hours after leaving the premises of the Brigade of repression of economic delinquency, Bernard Laporte has cracked.

"I said no to 5 million euros. And they're going to give me lessons? I don't want any more lessons."

Very touched after the end of his custody, Bernard Laporte could not restrain his emotion and attacked Florian Grill: "He must leave our sport!"

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"When I left Toulon, a club offered me one million euros per year for five years ..." Sobs then strangle his voice, tears rise to his eyes.

Painfully, he finished his demonstration.

"I said no to 5 million euros ... And they will give me lessons?

I don't want any more lessons. ”

The tone barely more assured, he concludes: "I will never let go.


Before cutting short his confidences to the media.  


We are the ones in charge, it is not they who are in charge


Bernard Laporte

Just before, the president of the FFR, vibrating with contained anger, had returned to the last difficult hours they had just lived.

“I slept very well last night.

I will leave with strength, enthusiasm and conviction to help amateur clubs who really need it.

But it is not easy to be in police custody.

The same day in an article, he (

his opponent to the election to the presidency Florian Grill, in an interview with Le Figaro, Ed

) declares that I have put the Federation on fire.

It is kicking a downed player.

And that is unacceptable. "

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Anger roars, rises.

“If that is his rugby values, then above all he has to start from our sport.

I knew he was a coward on a pitch, since I have friends who played rugby with him.

There that confirms his mentality. "

And to let go in an authoritative, almost threatening tone: "It is we who are in command, it is not them (

he associates his opponent and professional rugby chaired by Paul Goze, Editor's note

) who are in charge.

The boss of French rugby is the French Rugby Federation, its president and its team.

Let him continue to attack us.

On October 4, when we are going to win, because we are going to win, we will once again put things right… ”He will not say more, soon overwhelmed by sobs.

We are relieved because we managed to explain.

We now know that we have nothing to reproach ourselves with

Serge Simon

At his side, his vice-president, Serge Simon, also placed in police custody, said he was happy to have finally been heard by the investigators.

“We are relieved because we managed to explain.

We now know that we have nothing to reproach ourselves with. ”

The nine days of campaigning until the verdict of the polls promises to be tumultuous to say the least.

Even volcanic.

In the home straight, all shots seem indeed now allowed ...

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  • Altrad case: end of custody for Bernard Laporte

Source: lefigaro

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