Stuck in the soft underbelly of the Ligue 1 standings, Bordeaux is also in conflict with some supporters. The president of the Girondin club Frédéric Longuépée filed a complaint against X after a savage poster campaign against him during the week.
Bordeaux receives Monaco this Sunday during the 33rd day of Ligue 1. A duel that could weigh heavily for the Monegasques in the race for the podium. Not yet mathematically saved, the Girondins must also take points. A sporting situation not ideal coupled with a strong tension between the management and certain groups of supporters.
Bordeaux president Frédéric Longuépée lodged a complaint against X after a savage poster campaign calling for “his capture” a few days ago, a complaint following which the leader of the Ultramarines supporters was summoned by the police, according to the police. AFP disclaimers.
Posters inspired by American ‘Wanted’ from the Old West era, on which we read “40,000 EUR Reward (reward) for the capture of: Frédéric Longuépée”, had flourished a few days ago in the Gironde metropolis. The 40,000 euros wanting, according to the poster, a reference “to the price it costs each month to FC Girondins de Bordeaux”.
Several people summoned by the police
The leader of the Ultramarines, the main group of supporters, Florian Brunet, had in the week distanced himself from the posters, which for the time being have not been claimed, and affirmed that they were not the result of his group of supporters.
The president of the Girondins, whose relations with the Ultramarines, have been execrable for several months, lodged a complaint in connection with these posters, a police source said on Saturday, confirming information from the daily Sud Ouest. Several people were summoned by the police to be heard following this complaint, according to the same source.
In a tweet Friday evening, Florian Brunet revealed that he had been summoned to the police station on Monday to be heard, as part of an investigation for “provocation not followed by effect to crime or misdemeanor (…) against an individual, and” defamation. ”He added that“ several people were summoned to the police station next week to be heard ”.
A conflict that began in 2019
Relations between Longuépée, set up as club president at the end of 2018 by the American investment fund King Street, and Girondin supporters began to deteriorate in the fall of 2019 following a ticketing affair depriving some of them. supporters of access to the south bend due to a lack of seats available when this stand was not full.
This was amplified in the spring of 2020 with the broadcast of the “Girondins leaks”, a series of audio recordings, from private meetings held between December 2019 and March 2020 between Bordeaux leaders and club subscribers, and broadcast by the Ultramarines on social networks.
In these excerpts, where we hear the voices of Mr. Longuépée and Antony Thiodet, former Director of Commercial Strategy Stadium and Networks since thanked, the leaders made remarks suggesting a possible non-compliance with short-time work for club employees. They had earned the club a visit from the labor inspectorate.