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FFF elections: Thiriez denounces Le Graët’s “violent misogyny”



LE SCAN SPORT – The candidate for the presidency of the French football federation did not tolerate his opponent saying about the tensions within the women’s team: “They can pull their hair out, I don’t care”.

The election for the presidency of the French Football Federation will take place on March 13. The home stretch of the campaign promises to be eventful between the three candidates: Michel Moulin, Noël Le Graët and Frédéric Thiriez. The latter was indignant at the remarks made by the current president of the “3F” questioned Wednesday on the tensions in recent months within the French women’s football team between some players and the coach. Believing that the results were there, the Guingampese leader considered that there was no need to intervene in the debates. “Les Bleues have not lost a match since the 2019 World Cup. So they can pull their hair out, I don’t care,” Le Graët said on the subject.

“Where are the values ​​of football? This gentleman, who visibly no longer controls his expression or his impulses, is unworthy of representing the first French sport ”

Frédéric Thiriez

Former president of the Professional Football League and lawyer by training, Frédéric Thiriez judged the statements of his opponents “shameful” in a press release, denouncing words of “violent misogyny”. “After his irresponsible statements on racism, Mr. Le Graët repeats with remarks of a violent misogyny, shamefully discriminatory”, regrets the 68-year-old candidate who drives the point home: “Where are the values ​​of football? This gentleman, who visibly no longer controls his expression or his impulses, is unworthy of representing the first French sport ”.

In his press release, Frédéric Thiriez recalls that Noël Le Graët, in an interview with BFM Business last September, declared that “the racist phenomenon in sport, and in football, in particular, does not exist or hardly exists.” Words that had provoked strong reaction, from former internationals such as Patrice Evra or Patrick Vieira, but also from the SOS Racisme association.

On the wording, Le Graët had recognized a certain clumsiness a month later but on the merits, the boss of French football camped on his position: “It was perhaps poorly expressed, it is possible. but I still say that there is less racism in football than elsewhere. When I see everything that is done in the clubs, at all levels … “

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