Bernard Laporte sacrifices himself to save his clan

Bernard Laporte sacrifices himself to save his clan
Bernard Laporte during his election as president of the FFR, October 3, 2020 in Marcoussis. Icon Sport/Icon Sport

NARRATIVE – Le Figaro goes behind the scenes of the strategy that pushed the president to finally resign. His team is now guaranteed to stay in place.

It’s 8:40 a.m. this Friday morning when Le Figaro learned from a reliable source that Bernard Laporte was going to let the steering committee know twenty minutes later that he was submitting his resignation. The decision to throw in the towel was made by the future ex-president himself “early morning”, after a night of discussions between members of his close guard, he was forbidden to participate, being kept regularly informed of the course of the negotiations by telephone. The object of this night of the long knives? Find a parade to stay at the head of the French Rugby Federation. Thursday noon, in fact, the verdict, advisory, had fallen. At 51.06%, the clubs had voted against the candidate proposed by the president of the FFR to exercise his prerogatives during his withdrawal imposed by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, while his appeal was judged after his conviction at first instance. Patrick Buisson was running for this post of Deputy Chairman. The best…

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