Senators demand accountability to lexécutif after the stop of the League 1 - The Point

The ax fell on the 28th of April last by the voice of the Prime minister, Édouard Philippe : the season 2019-2020 professional sports is prematurely stopped, du

Senators demand accountability to lexécutif after the stop of the League 1 - The Point

The ax fell on the 28th of April last by the voice of the Prime minister, Édouard Philippe : the season 2019-2020 professional sports is prematurely stopped, due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The French football has released on April 30, the final stop of the season in Ligue 1. A decision contested by a number of leaders of the clubs. And some policies also require explanations from the government. As reported by Le Parisien, two members of parliament, senator for the Isere Michel Savin (affiliated to the Republicans and also the president of the group " sport and Major sporting Events ", Palais du Luxembourg), as well as the senator of the Bas-Rhin Claude Kern (IDU), have written a letter to the minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, to ask him to be accountable.

" in the light of The information available and the evolution of the health situation, other patterns of recovery could be imagined ", say the two senators. "Also, we would have liked to know, Madam Minister, the reasons which have prompted the government to make this choice for total stop of the competitions ? Why have you made a decision so fast and without any exchange of meaning has taken place with stakeholders ? Why, as other countries have done european championships football major, not having expected to know about the evolution of the health situation at the end of may ? "

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If the two elected officials admit that the situation was urging "caution" and in need of " timely decision-making ", they regret an arbitration, " it has heavy consequences on the long-term ", that " risk to come to weaken a little more the place of French football on the european scene and make it more vulnerable in the face of competition from championship neighbours. "

"A significant economic impact for the entire ecosystem of football"

While the football has reclaimed its rights in a part of Europe these days, especially in Germany, the round ball French remained in the locker room "prematurely," according to the UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin. "My personal opinion is that you have cancelled the season so early... This is not ideal, because things can very much improve, and everyone can play, except a few championships," he said may 15 in an interview with BeIN Sports. Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique lyonnais, has alerted several times to the members on an "economic disaster" has been declared – it has sent a third letter on Sunday, may 17, as reported in the Progress. For the senators Michel Savin and Claude Kern, the result is the same.

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"The challenges are multiple, including economic, with an estimated loss of more than 700 million euros, but this decision causes today the misunderstanding of a part of the actors, all the more so that many european countries have made or may make choices that are radically different," say the two elected officials in their letter, as revealed by Le Parisien. "Furthermore, the decision to completely stop the championship will have a significant economic impact for the entire ecosystem of football, both professional and amateur. "

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