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LFP-Mediapro conflict: For Jacques-Henri Eyraud: “French football is going through the most serious crisis in all of its history” 

OM President Jacques-Henri Eyraud returned to RMC the conflict between the broadcaster Mediapro and the LFP. And he does not take offense.

Wishing to renegotiate downward the amount of TV rights, in particular with regard to the payment of the first year due to the Covid-19 context, the Sino-Spanish group finds itself in conflict with the LFP, which has put it in remains. This Thursday on RMC, Marseille President Jacques-Henri Eyraud returned to the current conflict between Mediapro and the LFP. “Obviously French football is going through the most serious crisis in all of its history. The moment is one of real gravity, and we are all worried. The situation is inexplicable. When you rent a studio or a two-room apartment for three years, you do not turn to your landlord after two months and say that the rent is too high and that it must be renegotiated … We have a real misunderstanding and we will have to make decisions (…) OM are looking at the situation very rigorously, we are very attentive to that. In a storm, you need a commander, a unit of command, and this unit is Vincent Labrune (the president of the LFP, editor’s note) who embodies him and who embodies him very well. “

“Let’s stop saying nonsense about the fact that we were the most stupid, the least good”

Jacques-Henri Eyraud

Eyraud refuting any negligence on the part of the LFP at the time of signing the contract with Mediapro (814 million euros annually between 2020 and 2024): “Let’s stop saying nonsense about the fact that we were the most idiots, the less good, not to have negotiated a bank guarantee. There is no bank guarantee on these amounts, everyone knows that. ” The Mediapro soap does not stop shaking and worrying all of French football.

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