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Bordeaux: "When Gérard Lopez plays, it's the players who toast", castigates the footballers' union

2022-08-09T14:08:01.040Z

The National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) also points the finger at the authorities who wanted "at any price, to save Private Lopez".



Saved from a descent in National and a probable disappearance, the Girondins de Bordeaux have nevertheless not finished with their financial problems.

Under the supervision of the DNCG, the club now playing in Ligue 2 must lower its payroll.

With this in mind, the leaders would have asked the players to reduce their emoluments by 20%.

A request that does not pass at all within the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP).

It is because the Girondins would exceed the limits imposed by the DNCG that the contracts of their three recruits have still not been approved and that they have thus come to beg for alms from several of their players, summoned to give up a fifth of their salary, while knowing – at least we have to hope… – that they will not be able, in the event of their employees' refusal, to undertake a redundancy procedure, which cannot be apply to fixed-term contracts

”, denounces in a press release the UNFP which also points the finger at the role of the FFF in this file.

The levity with which the FFF will disavow the DNCG – whose work in France is usually constantly praised and praised – raises questions.

Because by allowing the Girondins to compete in the professional Ligue 2 championship, it called into question the credibility of an independent commission, which nevertheless never takes its decisions lightly…” “By wanting at all costs, at any what a price even, "saving" soldier Lopez and the historic club he presides, today locked up by the Luxembourger in a logic of trading, the authorities have obviously not taken into consideration the future condition of the players...

", continues the footballers' union.

As is too often the case, it is now a question of shifting the responsibilities to the players,

regrets the UNFP

.

Because beyond the pressure exerted internally, the media coverage of the measures advocated by the club has only one goal and testifies to Gérard Lopez's desire to have the players, who refuse to lower their salary, carry the reasons of a possible shipwreck.

Victims, as much as their club, of the trading system set up by their president, indirectly endorsed by the authorities, they are now designated as the culprits.

It's so easy and completely in the habits of the former boss of LOSC.

Because, in Bordeaux as elsewhere, when Gérard Lopez plays, it is the players who toast.

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Source: lefigaro

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