Bordeaux: after the withdrawal from King Street, the Ultramarines call for demonstrations

The Ultramarines Bordeaux 1987, the main group of supporters of the Girondins, are launching a call to demonstrate this Saturday after the withdrawal of the King Street investment fund.

They want to bring “a strong, collective, determined response”. In the aftermath of the King Street announcements, the Ultramarines – the main group of Bordeaux supporters – call “all lovers” of the Girondins de Bordeaux to meet this Saturday to demonstrate and express their anger. The meeting is set on the Place Pey-Berland side, at 3 p.m. Former players, employees and “all those who can” are invited to join in. Hundreds, if not thousands of people are expected.

“The vital prognosis of our beloved club is engaged. (…) Our club is in ruins, we cannot resign ourselves to watching it go down without saying a word. FC Girondins de Bordeaux needs all of us. Now. His story looks at us anxiously terrified, we must give him all the love and comfort he deserves. This is what we hold most dear, “write the Ultramarines in a statement released this Friday. They take the opportunity to once again demand the departure of Bordeaux President Frédéric Longuépée.

The town hall in contact with two potential buyers

The American investment fund King Street, owner of Bordeaux, said Thursday that it “no longer wishes to support the club and finance the current and future needs” of the Girondins, placed under the protection of the Bordeaux commercial court. An announcement that occurs in a context of acute sports crisis, the team of Jean-Louis Gasset being stuck in 16th place before his trip to Lorient (3 p.m.), Sunday, on behalf of the 34th day of Ligue 1.

“An ad hoc representative has been appointed (who) will be responsible for assisting FC Girondins de Bordeaux in its search for a lasting solution,” said the club, referring to “the economic context linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and (the) withdrawal of Mediapro (having) caused an unprecedented drop in revenues for French football clubs “. This Friday, the Bordeaux city hall confirmed that it is in contact with two potential buyers for the Girondins: Bruno Fiévet and Pascal Rigo.


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