Miscellaneous Facts – Florian Grill and Sylvain Deroeux publicly challenge the FFR via an open letter

MISCELLANEOUS – In an open letter published this Friday, Florian Grill and Sylvain Deroeux, who represent “Ovale Ensemble”, called Christian Dullin, the Secretary General of the FFR and Vice-President of the CNOSF in charge of ethics, to account. . The two members of the opposition criticize the latter for a lack of courtesy, for not having responded concretely to several requests from them, in particular concerning the process of the upcoming referendum or the reimbursement of lawyers’ fees advanced by the FFR. to Bernard Laporte during his trial.

Following the Laporte/Altrad trial and the appointment of Patrick Buisson as Deputy President of the FFR, Florian Grill had already spoken out to express his dissatisfaction. This Friday, it is with Sylvain Deroeux that he represents the elected officials of Oval together “and that he challenges Christian Dullin, the Secretary General of the FFR and Vice-President of the CNOSF in charge of ethics. In a letter open, Grill and Deroeux ask for a “concrete answer” from Dullin regarding several points. “The progress of the reimbursement of the lawyer’s fees advanced by the FFR to Bernard Laporte in the context of the lawsuit brought against him for corruption”, afterwards “The measures taken to ensure a new representation of French rugby in international bodies, knowing that Bernard Laporte and Claude Atcher were our representatives”, and finally “The modalities of the organization of the referendum that we partially discover in the press even though we are elected to the Steering Committee.”

“What is your conception of democracy and what is your vision of ethics?”

The two representatives of‘”Oval Set” draw a parallel with recent stories concerning the French Football Federation: “Do we have to tell you that at the same time the French Football Federation, on the recommendation of its ethics committee, convened an exceptional steering committee, even though its President is not suffering from a conviction by the French courts? as Vice-President of the CNOSF where you are responsible for ethics, this parallel should “catch” you and oblige you”.

They also do not hesitate to directly challenge the representatives of the FFR: “what is your conception of democracy and what is your vision of ethics?”, “Unlike you, it is out of the question for us that licensees of amateur clubs and clubs have to bear the costs of defending a president convicted of corruption”. Finally, they ask “the transparency that FFR licensees are entitled to expect from their governance”. This open letter, now sent, obviously calls for a response…

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