What really happened in the boxes of the Ajaccio stadium last Saturday, on the sidelines of the match between ACA and OM? Apparently, not exactly what has been reported, if we talk about the aggression of little Kenzo... Reminder of the facts: aged eight and suffering from brain cancer, this 8-year-old boy was present for this match of the 38th matchday of Ligue 1. A "dream" that turned into a nightmare when he was targeted, with his parents, by several supporters of the Corsican club. An investigation had been opened for "violence in assembly", the LFP filed a complaint and this case has provoked reactions up to the top of the State, President Macron having called for sanctions "clear and strong". But the sanctions may not be what we expected...
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President of AC Ajaccio, Alain Orsoni signed a statement on Thursday. "Unfortunately, it would seem that the information communicated immediately after the fact is only very partially consistent with reality. At first, I had no reason to doubt the veracity of the statements of little Kenzo's parents, because it seemed impossible to me that they could have wanted to instrumentalize their sick little boy for the purposes of Bad Buzz. That is why, anxious to preserve the interests of my club and sincerely revolted, I joined the demonstrations of support for this family and firmly condemned the facts as they had been exposed, "he recalls. And to continue: "From now on, the objective elements of the investigation, and in particular the content of the video-surveillance recording, reveal that the truth is quite different and that the seriousness of the actions of some Ajaccian supporters, moreover reprehensible, has been very clearly exaggerated." Sounds pschitt?
Already, the kid has not been hit.
As a result, the Corsican club "reserves the right to assert its rights against any person likely to have been at the origin of this erroneous information and those who complacently, relayed them". Total reversal of situation, with the parents of little Kenzo who could finally be in the eye of the storm?
Questioned by Le Parisien, Mr. Orsoni expresses himself much more clearly. "Inevitably, when I learned what had happened, I was emotional because the act as it was presented was despicable. But I was fooled and manipulated. Be careful, I do not excuse the three young people who entered the dressing room to steal a jersey. We can just condemn this big stupidity, "he says at first. Before continuing: "Since Sunday, I have collected specific elements that I have from the police. The intrusion into the dressing room lasted only 12 seconds. The mother, who spread everywhere, was not even present. So what can she tell? Already, the kid has not been hit. All the national press has talked about this affair and even the President of the Republic... I have to defend my club. I have experience of how many media outlets treat us, so I have to react." Last but not least, Alain Orsoni declares that he "reserves the right to file a complaint" against the parents of little Kenzo.