2,000 people also showed their support for the club on Saturday in the streets of Bordeaux.
This Saturday was held in the streets of Bordeaux the “walk to survive», Manifesto of support for the Girondins football club, on the brink of the economic abyss and threatened with extinction. About 2,000 people marched to express their support for the club’s 300 employees, who were demoted to National by the DNCG after a sporting relegation to Ligue 2. In parallel with this popular impetus, the president of the Girondins, Gérard López, announced that he had put, on Friday, the sum of 14 million euros of kidnapping to partially cover the cash needs of the 2022-2023 season, which could allow the Girondins to evolve in League 2.
The appeal commission of the DNCG had not been convinced by the opening of a line of credit by the club to cover the 14 million euros corresponding to the planned sale of players, one of the points that they allow the Girondins to return to the green. Therefore, by seizing this amount, López offers new concrete guarantees with a view to conciliation before the French National Olympic and Sports Committee.
“We keep working hard. Our file responds to all requests. But to definitely put all the opportunities on our side, I wanted to announce to you first that yesterday I added 14 M € in guarantee to the bank, to the 10 M € already put in favor of the club.”the employer wrote on Twitter.
“In Bordeaux, the wine is good, but there are also the Girondins!“Dressed in white and navy blue, Neil Narbonne, a supporter who came with his family with his sons Eden and Oscar, would not have missed anything in the world.”survival walkof his heart club.
“This club is not dead, it has a soul“, Wants to believe this forty years following in the footsteps of 2,000 more supporters who responded present on Saturday, despite the holidays, despite the heat. “It is our life, our passion. Seeing them die is impossible, it breaks the heart too much“Céline Tixeuil abounds a little more, a regular on the turn and travels south. “Going down to Ligue 2, we didn’t react at the time, we got stuck, down because it’s not their place. But there the National is a blow. It is unfair and unimaginable“.
Mavuba, Baysse and others
In the streets of Bordeaux on Saturday, a long procession, singing and colored with smoke, marched behind a banner. “Save FCGB!led by elected officials from the city, former players such as Rio Mavuba, Philippe Fargeon or current players such as Paul Baysse, as well as club employees. “It is a vital march to face those who will really suffer the demise of the band.“Says Julien, one of those administrative staff.
“Thus, a club with a 140-year history to which the inhabitants of Bordeaux, of the department, of the region are closely linked cannot be erased with a single stroke.explains Mayor Pierre Hurmic. We want to make the governing bodies of French football aware of the weight of their responsibilities. It goes beyond a football club, it’s a bit like our intangible heritage“.
Gernot Rohr, a Bordeaux player for 12 years and then a coach for nine years, wearing a Panama hat, is one of the most sought after. “I was lucky with Nice to experience a similar situation in 2002, says the Franco-German. We were relegated to Nacional with the loss of pro status and ended up winning against CNOSF. So we believe in it.»
Not far away, Laurent, one of the spokesmen for the Ultramarines, promises: “At the time, there was excellent front-line work done by institutions and politicians, with genuine popular enthusiasm on the part of Nice to influence the situation. If we have a card to play, we will play it and want to play it. Will it work today? We do not know“.
“Perhaps there will be divine intervention“He suggests with a smile an old player, champion of France, but who preferred to live this step back, with anonymous people.