Another file that will poison the life of the Minister of Sports for the weeks to come.
As imagined when we know the guy and we followed the trial a little, Bernard Laporte confirmed that he did not intend to resign from his functions in any case despite his two-year suspended prison sentence in the so-called “case Laporte/Altrad”, even showing himself to be offensive in the columns of the JDD: “I don't see why I should leave.
This would mean that I recognize the facts for which I am accused.
They (the ministry, the League, World Rugby…) have the right to say what they want, I am sure I am innocent”.
A very firm position that greatly displeased Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, who responded tit-for-tat to the president of the FFR in L'Equipe: "This line of defense, based on the hope of creating a diversion, is not worthy.
It doesn't fool anyone.
I don't seek to maintain or place anyone.
The elections to which I call so that the Federation can start again on sound bases will be the justice of the peace.
The NRL has understood this well.
We must not fear the vote of the clubs, it is the very foundation of democratic legitimacy in this Federation, and one of its strengths”.
New elections which can only be called, according to the statutes, if two thirds of the registered voters vote for the resignation of the management committee during an extraordinary general meeting of the Federation.
An outcome favored by the minister and the ethics committee of the FFR, which communicated to this effect during the week: “I understand that the Federal Office will soon be convened, continues the minister.
For my part, I offered to discuss with the President of the Ethics Committee on Tuesday.
And I will receive Bernard Laporte on Thursday (early afternoon).
It is also important that the Steering Committee of the FFR can assume its responsibilities.
It is crucial for French rugby to get out of this crisis very quickly, and everyone must do their part.
“Bernard Laporte does not seem too determined to take his.
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