Claude Michy, the president of the Union of clubs professionals of football (UCPF) says that it is “the virus ” who decides” and called on the French football to abide by the decision of the government to put an end to the football season. Stands empty in the Stade de France, April 30, 2020. (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
“There are rules, those rules must be applied”, said Thursday, April 30, on franceinfo Claude Michy, the president of the Union of clubs professionals of football (UCPF), after the decision of the League of professional football to put an end to the season 2019-2020 League 1 and League 2.
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Several president of League 1 feel aggrieved, as the president of Lyon, Toulouse or Amiens. “It is in an area of passion and irrational”, writes Claude Michy, “where each has its interest and where the notion of living together is sometimes a little more complicated”. He said that the government has enacted “rules” that must be followed. “The government said we could no longer make the championship, he had to stop. Is what we will be able to resume in the month of August ? Maybe behind closed doors ? This is not certain. Is what we cannot resume in September ? Nobody knows. It is still the virus that decides.“
Claude Michy called the “respect” and “decency”
Claude Michy tip of the health situation “unlikely, very serious, with thousands dead, people, hospitalized, deaths, families that are in pain”. For the head of the UCPF, the football is “just a game, even if it is economic. Today, it is necessary to think of these people. And the football will live as he should live, and will take the time. It’s like all the channels of all the companies in difficulties”. He acknowledges that there has “of malcontents, people who feel cheated” by the decision of the League. “But the situation is so delicate that I think it must be a minimum of respect and decency vis-à-vis what is happening in the world”, adds Claude Michy.