Maxime Saada, chairman of the board of Canal +, was the guest of the After Foot this Wednesday on RMC. He notably returned to the ousting of Stéphane Guy last December.
“The subject on which I have been the most challenged for years is when Stéphane Guy was fired.” Invited this Wednesday of the After Foot on the antenna of RMC, Maxime Saada, the president of the management board of the Canal + group, returned to the ousting of Stéphane Guy. The flagship voice of French football, the latter had learned of his dismissal on December 24, for having supported the comedian Sébastien Thoen, himself fired for a parody targeting CNews, the group’s news channel.
“Stéphane, I thought he was an excellent commentator, and I defended him until this story. We had to part with him for a very simple reason: he tended to consider that Canal + was his antenna. considers that a journalist does not appropriate the antenna of Canal “, reacted Maxime Saada. Stéphane Guy has since joined RMC and The Indian Paper for the upcoming Euro (June 11-July 11), in order to intervene in the group’s various football shows around the matches of France and other major nations.
His answers on management at Canal + and the Pierre Ménès affair
In After Foot, Maxime Saada was also questioned about the wave of departures within the sports editorial staff of Canal +, which particularly concerns journalists who have signed a petition in support of Sébastien Thoen. “It’s not because they signed, but because they disagreed with decisions made by management. When you no longer want to work somewhere, you take responsibility. left because they wanted to leave. And we asked others to leave, because we want to work with people who want to work with us. I’m sorry, but that’s how it is. .) I hope that we have turned the page on this subject, and that we will move on to something else, ”he commented.
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Maxime Saada also assured not to know if Pierre Ménès, who no longer appears on the air since the accusations of sexism and sexual assault targeting him, will return to the encrypted channel at the start of the school year. “There is an investigation underway on Pierre Ménès, which we are doing with the staff representatives, he replied. As long as we do not have the conclusions of the investigation, I cannot answer you. “.