It is on reading his investigation file that the members of the disciplinary committee will try, this Wednesday evening, to shed light on the case of insults between Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez.
Michel Martin is the man appointed by the Professional Football League (LFP) to investigate the ultra-sensitive case of racist and / or homophobic remarks allegedly made by the Parisian striker and the Marseille defender during the last clasico in the Princes Park.
Remained in the shadows during the two weeks of his instruction, this man is however not unknown to the world of football.
This former teacher of physical education, vice-president of the League of Burgundy for 13 years, mainly occupied the functions of delegate of the LFP for 31 years from 1987 to 2018 before being reached by the age limit.
The delegates are the representatives of the Professional Football League who must ensure the smooth running of the championship matches and manage any postponements of matches linked to bad weather, game interruptions ...
The man who heard Neymar and Alvaro
Appointed instructor of the League thereafter - a mission he carries out in parallel with his activities as leader of FC Gueugnon - it was in particular he who had investigated the incidents of the Marseille - Lille match in Ligue 1, when firecrackers had were launched on the sidelines on January 25, 2019. The match was interrupted for 40 minutes by referee Amaury Delerue and OM was sanctioned with a match behind closed doors after the instructor's report.
In the Neymar-Alvaro Gonzalez case, Michel Martin notably heard the two players last week by videoconference and had recourse to the services of an expert in lip reading.
It remains to be seen whether these conclusions will be enough for the members of the commission to form a solid and incontestable opinion.