Admit it, we almost burst out laughing when we learned what, from the vice-president of the Federation, doctor of his state, to the general manager, former respected captain of this team, these ambassadors of rugby and its endless values wanted make us believe to justify the multiplication of “covids”. “The doorknobs”, “the anonymous staff member” … Here is the XV of France entangled in a disastrous health scandal which, if it affected the Blues of football or PSG, would trigger debates and controversies until the top of the ‘State. And these federal officials shower us with justifications that are so hard to swallow.
The time, here and elsewhere, is however not a joke. Should we recall the death figures? Faced with the gravity of the situation, it takes honesty to explain, to say what happened. Were there any errors? They are human. Mistakes? They are forgivable. From the moment we show a minimum of transparency. How to imagine that, from the president of the FFR to the coach, via the two aforementioned executives, they do not know how and why it happened. And to whom is the original sin …
Bernard Laporte, Serge Simon, Raphaël Ibanez and Fabien Galthié owe it to us, especially since the France team, which cannot and must not face Scotland on Sunday, has regained credit and our hearts for a year. Since we love its flights again, it has regained its place, major, in the French sports landscape. We started to believe in Ollivon and his gang, to get carried away for the exploits of Dupont and his friends.
Gentlemen, while France looks at you, you throw, by your silences, discredit on all the high level sport which tries to continue to exist in such complex circumstances. What are you waiting for to pierce your bubble of vagueness which, in such circumstances, becomes that of lies?
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