The day after his release from custody which had lasted since Monday, Bernard Laporte made his first public outing.
It is on his Facebook account that the current president of the FFR has chosen to speak.
To the clubs to which he addresses himself from the beginning of this message, Bernard Laporte says he is "serene" and looks back on these two days spent in the premises of the Brigade for the repression of economic delinquency (BRDE).
The latter is investigating its links with the group of Mohed Altrad, an entrepreneur in the construction industry who became a billionaire, a great financier of French rugby and owner of Montpellier HR, also in custody during these two days.
"The mountain will give birth to a mouse"
“I approached these
with serenity, writes Laporte.
When you have nothing to be ashamed of, you have the force of truth with you.
It had been almost three years that I waited to enlighten the investigators on a file whose contents were not accessible to me.
The dialogue with the investigators will have finished convincing me.
Despite extensive investigations, with colossal means, press campaigns constantly rehashing the same theories…: the file is empty.
There is nothing concrete.
Calculations, interpretations, scenarios… The mountain will give birth to a mouse.
A few days before the election to the presidency (where he will be opposed to Florian Grill) on October 3, the former Secretary of State in charge of Sports under Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2009), who will seek his succession, speaks very quickly of this meeting: “More than ever, I felt you were ready to use your right to vote to express your independence and validate the strong relationship you have with your Federation […] Your messages demonstrated your determination to make progress. October 3, a great moment of democracy.
You told me again:
We will not steal your vote!
Less than ten days before our deadline, I am entitled to ask myself the question of the advisability.
Who could benefit from the storm?
The president of the FFR finally thanks those who supported him during this ordeal: “I felt your strength, your revolt even, through the many messages I have received since Tuesday.
“Dozens of responses immediately appeared in this direction, with the familiarity… and some excesses.
And for one of the internet users, the shortcut is quite simple: “Make us win a World Cup.
The rest, we do not care.