Ligue 1 – OM – Florian Thauvin’s “disabled” statements about RMC leak, Marseille fans do not digest

This is a controversy that Florian Thauvin would have done well. Guest of the show “Rothen ignites” on RMC On Friday evening, it was the same ex-Marseille man who ignited the debates on social media. In question ? A “muted” conversation between leftists, journalist Jean-Louis Tourre and former Parisian Jérôme Rothen, who thought the microphones were cut off. But they were not.

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It all started with Thauvin’s comments about the idyllic living environment his family enjoys in Mexico, especially his son. “I couldn’t talk about it during the interview, but only for my son, can you imagine that today he is 2 years old. He speaks French with us, Spanish with the nanny and is in the American School. It’s crazy., Just for to him”, the Tigers player rejoiced. Before our partner of RMC do not restart it: “Really, you couldn’t imagine raising him in Marseilles, could you? Between dingos and all?”

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The beginning of the problems for Thauvin, who then put himself in a delicate position: “I’m honest, I can’t say it on the air. But it’s true that when I received the OM extension offer, they made a crazy effort, with a Crazy contract. Longoria and Sampaoli did it. everything. But I said to myself, “my son, he’s 2 years old, it’s not possible for him to go to school in Marseille like that. Even my wife and I couldn’t do it anymore.”

Words very poorly perceived by the Marseille community, which reacted quickly after this leak. Starting with the Mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan. “Good night RMC Sport. For information: OM is the biggest French club, Marseille the most beautiful city and the Marseilles its most amazing people. Good afternoon. #TeamOM”, he tweeted.

Inevitably, the reaction of the 2018 world champion was quick, via a video posted on Twitter. “I’m very disappointed, upset, I see it as a betrayal, because we don’t publicly reveal a private conversation,” he first regretted this leak. Before going back to basics. “What is important to me is to return to the subject, and in particular to the comments of the journalist, with whom I do not agree at all, which are inadmissible.” He exclaimed.

He should have reacted immediately

Before resuming. “I was wrong because I didn’t react. I should have reacted immediately and just defended ourselves. That’s why I apologize to all the people of Marseille. As for the rest, to clarify the situation, I simply explained that I had made the rounds. in Marseille, that I needed a change in my professional and private life, and that I was proud and happy to be able to offer my son the opportunity to discover a new country, a new culture and to be able to learn several languages. “

This was also explained by journalist Jean-Louis Tourre, indicating this “Of course, it wasn’t meant for broadcast.” “I regret the word ‘dingos’ to describe the Marseillais. A familiarity to designate the particular context we have to manage when we play at OM”, added. A precision that should not be enough to calm the debates. No more than Florian Thauvin’s reminder of his connection to the OM …

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