Jean-Pierre Mapolin did not obtain the sponsorship required to be a candidate for the presidency of the French Football Federation, against the other three lists.
There will ultimately be three lists for the next election for the presidency of the French Football Federation. The lists led by Michel Moulin, Noël Le Graët and Frédéric Thiriez. The fourth candidate who had declared himself, Jean-Pierre Mapolin, and who had presented a list, did not obtain the necessary sponsorships to be selected by the electoral monitoring commission of the FFF.
The campaign for the presidency of the FFF is officially launched for the outgoing Noël Le Graët against his two suitors, Michel Moulin and Frédéric Thiriez. The three men will organize their campaign on the ground to meet the big voters of clubs, districts and regional leagues, but also professional clubs. Amateurs represent 63% of the votes, and professionals 37%.
After Parker, Tsonga denies supporting Frédéric Thiriez
This beginning of the week was marked in particular by a new defection among the supporters of the former president of the LFP Frédéric Thiriez. Tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga denied on Monday having supported Frédéric Thiriez as part of his campaign for the presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF), a new quack after that concerning former basketball player Tony Parker .
“I do not know Mr. Frédéric Thiriez personally, even less I gave him my support for the presidency of the FFF. Even if it means using my name and my image, you might as well do it with the correct spelling,” Tsonga wrote on Twitter. The Frenchman appeared by mistake in the list of supporters published by candidate Thiriez on his campaign site, with the added bonus of a mistake about his first name (“Wilfrid”).
Parker also experienced the same misadventure and denounced it Thursday also on social networks. “I strongly deny this information and I do not appreciate that my image is used without my permission!” Wrote the former San Antonio Spurs playmaker. This denial prompted Thiriez to publish a message of apology last Thursday, where he explained that his campaign team had been “in contact with many personalities, even outside the world of football, who wished to express their support” for his candidacy.