Rennes: What we know about the aggression of a training center director by a player’s father

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The director of the Stade Rennes training center was attacked this Saturday by the father of young Noah François after the Rennes reserve team’s match against Stade Brestois (2-3) in National 3.

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Following the National 3 meeting between Rennes and Brest (2-3) this Saturday, a brawl broke out between the player’s father, Noah François, and Rennes Training Center director Denis Arnaud. The club spoke quickly, saying that it “strongly condemns this unacceptable behavior that is contrary to the values ​​of football.

In a video obtained by The Indian Paper, we see a scuffle broke out between the two men. The player’s father is seen most vocal in the pictures. The latter returns to the charge after the intervention of a third man who tries to separate the two men. The scene was fast, about thirty seconds, but quite violent.

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Tension between player’s team and club

Born in Rennes and from the 2003 generation, Noah François (18) joined the Rennes training center in 2019. The midfielder has been selected in the youth teams of the France team in U16 then U17 and is a member of the reserve team. This allows him to sign a professional contract in December 2020 for a period of three years, which will take effect in July 2021 and last until 2024.

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The reasons for the assault are not yet known. Once calm, the player’s father and the director of the training center would have taken time to discuss the acts of violence, but tensions between the young player and the Rennes club would have existed for several months.

The father would particularly criticize the club for the treatment reserved for his son for not considering the player like other young professionals. François is not involved in all seasons with Bruno Genesio. He sometimes attends according to needs and absences. This is not the only one. Those close to him would also consider Noah Francois to be a midfielder but the club would regularly play against him in his defence.

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