Last week, the Fijian winger of FC Grenoble announced to take a month of paternity leave following the birth of his daughter. A legal decision but surprising knowing that Timoci Nagusa has not yet played a minute this season with the Isère club. This new absence also worries about his physical condition on his return, for a still prolonged absence. In the columns of Midi Olympique, the manager of the FCG, Fabien Gengenbacher, explained that the club had no choice. “
A professional player is an employee like any other, he and his employer are subject to the rules of labor law. From a legal point of view, his request was quite legitimate.
“It seems complicated to me to want to benefit from the same privileges as those who earn less their living than us.
Asked about Canal + during the Late Rugby Club, the former LOU and Grenoble opener, Jonathan Wisniewski, was clearer.
It's special, it leaves me a little speechless.
When you are a pro rugby player, you have a life that is still disconnected from reality.
We evolve in privileged universes, we earn a good living, we wash your clothes, we prepare your meals ... We do not have the life of Mr. and Mrs. Everyone, so it seems complicated to want to benefit from same privileges as those who earn less and really need a living.