Forced to play the Ligue 2 match against Clermont on Saturday despite a large number of players positive for Covid-19, the Chambly club does not accept the way in which it was considered by the LFP. And he made it known again this Monday to the general manager of the League, Arnaud Rouger.
The tea towel is still burning between Chambly and the League. Saturday, the Oise club played (and lost) its match in Clermont (1-0) on behalf of the 25th day of Ligue 2. A surreal trip marked by the absence of many players, tested positive for Covid -19, and by the fact that the group almost got kicked out of the hotel where they were staying before the match.
If the Camblysiens do not contest the decision of the LFP to have respected the health protocol by maintaining the holding of the meeting, they did not however appreciate the attitude of a member of the LFP. “We had exchanges that went wrong with the League,” said Fulvio Luzi, president of Chambly, Sunday on RMC. Monday, in the columns of L’Equipe, Arnaud Rouger, general manager of the League, replied: “The employee only complied with the health protocol in force and there was no reason for Chambly to do so. take it publicly, said the leader of the League. It is totally inappropriate. Especially since all clubs are treated the same. In principle, a match is always maintained, except against orders. “
“We feel like it’s: ‘Play and close it'”
While we could have stopped there, Chambly put a layer back on Monday in a new press release from its president. Eager to prove his good faith, Fulvio Luzi reveals emails addressed to the LFP in which the existence of an 11th positive case for the English variant is mentioned.
But it is once again the attitude of the leader of the League that the boss of the Oise training cannot digest: “We do not blame your colleague for having applied the rules. At no time did we had the will to postpone the game except when we were told we were going to be kicked out of the hotel at 9 am Have you ever been a club manager? What would have been your reaction if you were with the delegation Saturday morning in the hotel, with the anguish of being in the street. What would have been your opinion? (…) We have the bad impression of having been humanly despised, which is confirmed by the article of this morning. Wouldn’t the role of the LFP have been to take news of our club? If only yesterday (Sunday)? We have the impression that it is: ‘Play and close The ‘is the origin of our anger. We honored our sport this weekend. Doesn’t the history of FC Chambly deserve a little more respect? ” And the president to conclude to end the discord: “We close the case and we focus on our sporting objective.” Chambly, 18th in Ligue 2, is fighting not to go down in National1.