The draw between Toulouse and Rodez on Monday was unfortunately marked by racist insults against the Ruthenian goalkeeper, Lionel Mpasi.
An incident immediately condemned by the president of the TFC, Damien-Jacques Comolli, after the meeting. “I am extremely angry, even disgusted. If I follow the course of events, I had a feeling when I saw the reaction of the Rodez goalkeeper. I said to myself that something serious must have happened “, said the leader to the press.
“It had happened to me once in a previous job, at a previous club, at another stadium and the player’s reaction was exactly the same.”
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The Toulouse president returned to his management of events after the meeting, he who apologized to the club and the Aveyron club.
“I went down to the pitch at the end of the match to try to understand. I went to see Pierre-Olivier Murat (the president of Rodez) to ask him what had happened. He told me that their guard has been the victim of racist slurs on two occasions.
“He and Rodez’s keeper went into the delegate’s office and I followed them. I listened to what Rodez’s keeper said to the delegate and when he finished I apologized to the keeper, the player at the name of the club. I also apologize to Pierre-Olivier Murat, also on behalf of the club. “
Comolli also said he would not stop there on sanctions: “I had a discussion with our security director. We also just discussed with one of the stewards. We will of course try to identify the individual. The guard of but described to me a little to what he looked like, how he was dressed and where he was sitting.
“I am absolutely disgusted. It would tear my mouth out to say it so I would rather not say it but these are absolutely abject words. Rodez’s keeper told me that he had been told it twice. I know exactly. what was said but I can’t say it because it would make me sick. “
Dirty evening for the club of the pink city, which conceded the draw in the last minutes of the meeting, thus letting slip the first place in the hands of Ajaccio.