It all started with a message on Twitter. While France is experiencing a second confinement, professional sport has also adapted. While some sporting events are simply canceled, others take place according to very strict rules linked to health protocol, often behind closed doors. That is to say without spectators and with only the presence of officials. This is the option that was chosen to preserve the health bubble around professional athletes.
In this context, the presence of Max Guazzini (73 years old) this Sunday evening during the shock of the 9th day of the Top 14 between the Stade Français and the leader La Rochelle (35-13) at the Jean-Bouin stadium, challenged some followers of the capital club on social networks. Did the former boss of Stade Français, who left his chair as president of the Paris club in 2011, have the right to be there when he no longer performs official functions?
Thomas Lombard, former Stade player and GM for a year, praises the work of the former boss. He tries to give color to the Stade Français by promoting its past and its history. “I have a small question: he ticks which Max Guazzini box to go and see all the rugby matches in full confinement? »Asks an Internet user.
The former lawyer and director of programs for NRJ radio in particular was quick to respond: “Because he created this club at the professional level, 5 times champion of France under his presidency and because he built this magnificent rugby stadium after years of struggle and because such is its good pleasure. “
An answer in the form of clarification which obviously did not convince everyone: “There were only bad answers, but this one is undoubtedly the worst. An honorary president has no use at the stadium on a match day, and the argument of good fun in the midst of a health crisis is arrogant, indecent, inappropriate… so on, ”said Thomas, another Internet user.
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